(African motif) by Irene V. Clark

(African motif) by Irene V. Clark

(African motif)

Irene V. Clark

Title

(African motif)

 
Artist

Irene V. Clark

  1927 - 1984 (biography)
Year
c. 1960  
Technique
color screenprint on vinyl sheeting, with added hand coloring 
Image Size
25 3/4 x 18" image size 
Signature
ink, lower right, below image 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
ink annotated "proof" in lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
yellow vinyl sheeting 
State
proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
14458 
Price
$3,000.00 
Description

A traditionally trained artist (The School at the Art Institute of Chicago) who embraced the "primitive" motifs (like Aaron Douglas and Jacob Lawrence) Irene Clark evoked the folklore she heard and read as a child and the Caribbean images she studied in Haiti.

Her later works do the same for African and diasporic folklore, such as this screenprint (serigraph) printed by the artist on a yellow window shade. Clark went back after printing this work and applied some of the colors by hand. There is no indication this was ever editioned.

Irene Clark stated about her work: "I try to project in my work a universal (embracing or comprehending) feeling or mood. It is really a truly spiritual expression that I hope will be enjoyed by all viewers."