Did Somebody Call? by Doris Meyer Chatham

Did Somebody Call? by Doris Meyer Chatham

Did Somebody Call?

Doris Meyer Chatham

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Title

Did Somebody Call?

 
Artist
Year
1953  
Technique
color lithograph 
Image Size
7 15/16 x 9 1/2" image size 
Signature
pencil signed, lower right 
Edition Size
10 of 15  
Annotations
titled in pencil, lower left; dated '53 after signature 
Reference
 
Paper
smooth ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
18849 
Price
$250.00 
Description

Doris Meyer Chatham explores the possibilties of non-objective color and form in the era of Abstract Expressionism, layering soft textures, bold hues, and sculptural shapes to create a sense of movement and atmosphere. The unusual title gives no indication of the artist's intent, but lends intrigue (and perhaps some humor) nonetheless.

It's not clear where or when Chatham first learned lithography, though it is known that in 1955 - two years after she created this piece - she studied the technique in Seattle under Glenn Alps at the University of Washington. However, it's clear that she already had a grasp on the awkward technique, creating a piece that exemplifies finesse and strength of design.

 

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