Chickens

A work made of gouache with incising and fingerprints, on masonite, prepared with a white ground.

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  • A work made of gouache with incising and fingerprints, on masonite, prepared with a white ground.

Date:

1933

Artist:

Edgar Miller
American, born 1899

About this artwork

Attending the SAIC before and after the First World War, Miller described himself as “conspicuously absent—I wasn’t a good student.” Yet Miller continued to develop his artistic abilities, working in a variety of media such as sculpture, stained glass, painting, woodcarving, and tile. Despite this versatility, however, Miller wrote in 1936 that he was “just barely beginning to find [himself].” This painting was awarded the Watson F. Blair Purchase Prize in 1934 at the 13th Exhibition of Watercolors, Pastels, Drawings, and Monotypes, and the work entered the Art Institute’s collection. Chicago Tribune art critic Eleanor Jewett described this work in her exhibition review as an “Impression-istic Easter card.”

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Edgar Miller

Title

Chickens

Origin

United States

Date

1933

Medium

Gouache with incising and fingerprints, on masonite, prepared with a white ground

Dimensions

509 x 609 mm

Credit Line

Watson F. Blair Purchase Prize

Reference Number

1934.143

Extended information about this artwork

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