Untitled portrait 2 by Robert Pearson McChesney

Untitled portrait 2 by Robert Pearson McChesney

Untitled portrait 2

Robert Pearson McChesney

Title

Untitled portrait 2

 
Artist
Year
1944  
Technique
watercolor, gouache and ink 
Image Size
18 x 12" image and paper 
Signature
ink, lower left image 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
dated in ink 
Reference
Robert McChesney / An American Painter, p.68, lower left photo, lower row, right 
Paper
 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
15886 
Price
$5,250.00 
Description

Mac did this while aboard ship in the Pacific while in the Merchant Marines and it was in his first show in 1944 at Jean (Jehann) Salinger's Raymond and Raymond gallery in San Francisco. Salinger was the mother of White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger.

This painting is in a photograph of the exhibition, page 68 "Robert McChesney: An American Painter" 1996.

McChesney commented that the line of the beard was done with a string, coated with paint. He also commented that he was able to complete the work for the exhibition while at sea, with few distractions.

For more information on McChesney see our Biography above.