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Central America

A work made of pen and black ink and watercolor, over graphite, on off-white wove paper.
© Estate of H.C. Westermann / Licensed by VAGA at ARS, New York

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  • A work made of pen and black ink and watercolor, over graphite, on off-white wove paper.

Date:

1973

Artist:

H.C. Westermann
American, 1922-1981

About this artwork

Westermann served as a gunner aboard the USS Enterprise during the Second World War and later reenlisted as a Marine during the Korean War. After his discharge in 1952, he began to pursue art, earning his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1954. Using art as an outlet to express his concerns with the environment and human folly, the artist created obsessively crafted sculptural tableaux, prints, and drawings. Central America features a self-portrait and could be a commentary on his own artistic “hunt” for the exotic.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

H. C. Westermann

Title

Central America

Origin

United States

Date

1973

Medium

Pen and black ink and watercolor, over graphite, on off-white wove paper

Dimensions

570 × 764 mm

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Dorothy and Alan Press, the Dorothy and Alan Press Fund, and the Margaret Fisher Endowment

Reference Number

1999.271

Copyright

© Estate of H.C. Westermann / Licensed by VAGA at ARS, New York

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