Five Heads by Robert Pearson McChesney

Five Heads by Robert Pearson McChesney

Five Heads

Robert Pearson McChesney

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Title

Five Heads

 
Artist
Year
1947  
Technique
drypoint 
Image Size
10 1/2 x 8 1/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
25 
Annotations
pencil titled and dated 47 after the signature 
Reference
 
Paper
wove Mould Made J. Whatman 1944 England watermarked paper 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
RMC134 
Price
$450.00 
Description

A series of cubist faces, executed in sharp, structural sepia drypoint, is a study in both design and humor by noted Bay Area printmaking pioneer Robert Pearson McChesney. Done on one plate, the faces are nonetheless individual and each tells a story. This somewhat early image is unusual for the artist whose works often leaned toward the more non-representational later in his career, yet it is the work of a fully developed artist down to its last detail, where even the direction in which he’s wiped the plate is intentional, drawing the eye horizontally across a crowd of inscrutable expressions.

 
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