Frog by Ralph Peplow

Frog by Ralph Peplow

Frog

Ralph Peplow

Title

Frog

 
Artist

Ralph Peplow

  1907 - 1987 (biography)
Year
1950  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
9 x 12 1/2" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
4 of 5  
Annotations
pencil titled, dated, and noted: 2nd state 
Reference
 
Paper
tan laid paper 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
14324 
Price
$150.00 
Description

Little is known of Ralph Peplow’s career after the 1950s, as the only evidence of his professional exhibitions was taken from a list that ends in 1952. However, what is available to view makes it clear that Peplow had a keen eye for composition no matter what the medium, having worked in oils, serigraphy, lithography, and ink and graphite drawing. Subject matter ran the gamut as well, from lush, Impressionistic landscapes to dynamic, non-representational Abstraction - and, as seen in this black and white lithograph, he had a sense of humor and charm. Peplow takes an unusual if mundane subject - a resting, rotund frog - and makes it worthy of inspection by the elevated art world by viewing it through a fractal Cubist lens.

 
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