Samoan Woman Eating Her Dinner by Dorr Bothwell

Samoan Woman Eating Her Dinner by Dorr Bothwell

Samoan Woman Eating Her Dinner

Dorr Bothwell

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Title

Samoan Woman Eating Her Dinner

 
Artist

Dorr Bothwell

  1902 - 2000 (biography)
Year
1928  
Technique
graphite drawing 
Image Size
7 11/16 x 7 1/4" image size 
Signature
pencil signed, upper left hand corner of image 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
dated after signature; exhibition label on verso with date, title, medium 
Reference
 
Paper
unknown 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
ABMM260 
Price
$900.00 
Description
In the early 1920s Dorr Bothwell took courses in scuplture from Ralph Stackpole, who was greatly influenced by the work of Diego Rivera. The style of the Mexican Modernist sculptors, painters, and muralists influenced many of the leading modern artists of California, and this is likely where Bothwell's stylized imagery came from. In her first images of the island of Samoa - where she landed in summer of 1928 - Bothwell's figures could be mistaken for the preliminary mural sketches of Mexican artists: voluminous, rounded shapes with minimal detail, keeping the visual information relegated to a brief and intimate moment. In this image a Samoan woman with her hair pulled back in a shell comb, a spread of root vegetables and fish or pork baked in banana leaves. 
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