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Study No. 2 (Standing Male Nude Seen from Back)

1940
(American, 1917–2005)
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Location: not on view

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Cleveland artist William Van Duzer probably created this graphite drawing featuring the rear view of a nude male during a life drawing class. The model’s pose, contours, and prominent muscles evoke Michelangelo’s David. Perhaps Van Duzer combined his sketch from a live model with his knowledge of Michelangelo’s sculpture, gained from a visit to Italy or from photographs.
Study No. 2 (Standing Male Nude Seen from Back)

Study No. 2 (Standing Male Nude Seen from Back)

1940

William A. Van Duzer

(American, 1917–2005)
America, Ohio, Cleveland

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