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Self-Portrait

A work made of etching and aquatint in black on cream wove paper.
© Jim Nutt

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  • A work made of etching and aquatint in black on cream wove paper.

Date:

1960–61

Artist:

Jim Nutt
American, born 1938

About this artwork

One of the instigators of the Hairy Who, Jim Nutt has been based in Chicago since he moved here to study at SAIC in 1960, aside from a brief interlude spent teaching in California. During his early years, he worked as a preparator for Allan Frumkin Gallery, where he had access to prints by James Ensor, Paul Klee, and Edvard Munch, all of which had a powerful effect on his vision. This jocular self-portrait was made during an etching class with Vera Berdich, and it betrays Nutt’s knowledge of the unusual textural methods used by Ensor and Klee.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jim Nutt

Title

Self-Portrait

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1960–1961

Medium

Etching and aquatint in black on cream wove paper

Dimensions

Image/plate: 18.7 × 20 cm (7 3/8 × 7 7/8 in.); Sheet: 25.5 × 32 cm (10 1/16 × 12 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Vera Berdich

Reference Number

2010.809

Copyright

© Jim Nutt

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