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A work made of pen and black ink, brush and black and colored ink, and stamp ink on 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, brush and black and colored ink, and stamp ink on white wove paper.

Date:

1964

Artist:

H. C. Westermann
American, 1922-1981

About this artwork

Heralded by many as the father of the Chicago Imagist school and the first artist who dared to create art of great expressive power outside the mainstream, H. C. Westermann is an important figure in Chicago contemporary art. His work has been associated with the Imagists, Neo-Dadaists, Pop Art, and the art of assemblage. While there are elements of all of these movements in his work, the personal quality and force of Westermann’s vision have consistently removed him from all convenient categories. Westermann’s imagery, which many have tried to understand, is intentionally indecipherable and speaks to the artist’s sometimes sardonic and always elusive sense of humor.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

H. C. Westermann

Title

Untitled

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

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1964

Medium

Pen and black ink, brush and black and colored ink, and stamp ink on white wove paper

Dimensions

34.2 × 26.5 cm (13 1/2 × 10 7/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Anstiss and Ronald Krueck in memory of A. James Speyer

Reference Number

2001.709

Copyright

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

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