Nov 28, 2018




John Wilson

(American, 1922–2015)

Charcoal and lithographic crayon on paper

Sheet: 45.7 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in.)

Gift of the Print Club of Cleveland in honor of Elizabeth Shearer 2018.300


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The sitter in this drawing went on to become an artist herself.


This drawing depicts Nefertiti, a friend of artist John Wilson’s daughter. He created a series of portraits of young women during the 1970s, presenting them on a large scale and from a close-up perspective that countered the marginalization of black Americans in society. Here, Wilson drew with a waxy lithographic crayon to boldly outline Nefertiti’s face, emphasizing her determined but wary expression.

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