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OJCIEC (Portrait of the Artist's Father)

A work made of lithograph in black on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of lithograph in black on cream wove paper.

Date:

1927

Artist:

Theodore Roszak
American, born Poland, 1907-1981

About this artwork

As a young artist Roszak was focused on becoming a master draftsman, and it was only later in his career that he, engaged by abstraction, became a sculptor. During these early years—in the 1920s and early 1930s—Roszak produced numerous drawings and lithographs reflecting life within the Polish community of Chicago. Many of the lithographs depict his friends and family, including this profile portrait of his father, Kaspar. The subject’s bushy eyebrows and stern expression underscore his power as well as his son’s admiration.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Theodore Roszak

Title

OJCIEC (Portrait of the Artist's Father)

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

1927

Medium

Lithograph in black on cream wove paper

Dimensions

Image: 31.4 × 24.6 cm (12 3/8 × 9 11/16 in.); Sheet: 40.6 × 29 cm (16 × 11 7/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Sara Roszak

Reference Number

2014.1307

Extended information about this artwork

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