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Big School Picture; Little Paper Mural

A work made of watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper.
© Gladys Nilsson

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  • A work made of watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper.

Date:

1992

Artist:

Gladys Nilsson
American, born 1940

About this artwork

Attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in the early 1960s, Gladys Nilsson studied with and befriended the art history professor Whitney Halstead. Among the most celebrated watercolorists working today, Nilsson builds her compositions by applying thin layers of transparent wash, resulting in great depth and brilliant colors. This watercolor depicting crowds of students across multiple spaces was originally commissioned by SAIC to be used as an advertising poster. The work is filled with her typically dense groupings of figures, organized lyrically and playfully within the composition.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Gladys Nilsson

Title

Big School Picture; Little Paper Mural

Origin

United States

Date

1992

Medium

Watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper

Dimensions

657 × 840 mm

Credit Line

Samuel T. Avery Endowment

Reference Number

1992.181

Copyright

© Gladys Nilsson

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