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The Flower and the Sword

A work made of pen and black ink with brown crayon on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of pen and black ink with brown crayon on cream wove paper.

Date:

1947

Artist:

Evelyn Statsinger
American, 1927-2016

About this artwork

A 1949 graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in arts education, Statsinger became known for oversized drawings such as this one reflecting disparate cultures, both ancient and modern. Like many of her Monster Roster peers, Statsinger showed her work in the Exhibition Momentum, an alternative salon for postwar Chicago artists whose work wasn’t included in the annual Art Institute exhibitions of local artists. In 1952, however, the museum mounted a solo presentation of her drawings. The Flower and the Sword recalls the forms of medieval art, especially the Bayeux Tapestry, an object that especially engaged Statsinger.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Evelyn Statsinger

Title

The Flower and the Sword

Origin

United States

Date

1947

Medium

Pen and black ink with brown crayon on cream wove paper

Dimensions

785 × 925 mm

Credit Line

Gift of the Print and Drawing Club

Reference Number

1952.64

Extended information about this artwork

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