FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Title: "The Sphinx"
Medium: Original Aquatint
Limited Edition: 8/41
Sheet Size: 28.5" X 40"
A key figure in the sharp-focus realist movement, he was a leader in the early 1960s of the
revival of figure painting in America. He experimented briefly with landscapes and then
concentrated on the realistic depiction of the nude figure, a traditional subject that had almost
vanished from the contemporary art world. His work is characterized by a non-traditional
informality, unexpected postures, and unusual perspectives including the radical cropping of
figures. In his later works, he introduced rather elaborate backdrops including richly
patterned fabrics and decorative floor patterns.
He was born and grew up in Pittsburgh and in 1944 enrolled at the Carnegie Institute of
Technology. He spent three years in the Army and then returned to school, graduating in 1949
with a B.F.A. He pursued graduate studies in art history at New York University and received a
Master's Degree in 1955.
Although he briefly pursued Abstract Expressionism, he found his mature subject matter
during the 1960s when he evolved his signature highly finished-hard edged, objective studies
of the nude figure. He has earned awards from the American Academy and the National
Institute of Arts and Letters.
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Title: "Nude on Couch"
Medium: Original Lithograph
Limited Edition: 54/60
Sheet Size: 22.5" X 30"
Framed size: 37" x 44"