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Untitled, (figures) by Harry Widman

  • Title: Untitled, (figures)
  • Artist: Harry Widman
  • Medium: Mixed media
  • Size: 23"h x 31"w
  • Added to collection: 2018
  • Donor: Gift of Mardy Widman
  • Campus: Rock Creek
  • Location: B7/1 Main Hallway gallery

This collaged ink drawing on old newspapers is a preliminary study for Widman's "Exotic History," a large oil painting in the collection.  The abstraction of the figure in brush and ink was an ongoing investigation by Widman, who was interested in the limits of exaggeration and reduction.  The results often quirkily combine the Paleolithic and the Modern.