Rare MCM Art Piece - Milwaukee Artist
Unique and intriguing "Draped Figure" portrait by the late Mid Century Modern Milwaukee native artist Don LaViere Turner
HAND SIGNED, DATED 1959 and NUMBERED
Mounted in beveled wood frame behind glass. Double matted. Minor imperfections to mat, as shown
39.5" x 19.5"
Info from the web:
Born in Milwaukee, WI in 1929 Wisconsin's native son Don LaViere Turner established his reputation as a graphic and fine artist under the tutelage of John Wilde and later in his career redefined the art of metalpoint drawing.
His early graphic work shows a strong German Expressionist influence using woodcut and etching as mediums. He experimented as many artists did with abstract black and white lithograph in the 1960's. Known for his precise drawing his talent turned to metalpoint drawings and constructions that ranged from graphic surrealism to mammoth abstract constructions incorporating wood metal, fabric etc.
Exhibiting nationally by 1953 he received numerous grants and AWARDS including: Tiffany Foundation grant, 1958; Jose Drudis Foundation Grant, 1956; UNESCO Grant, 1962 (Paris residence); Outstanding Young Man of the Year" Award, 1964; William Carlos Williams 1st Annual Award, Graphics, 1964. Purchase awards have been granted by the Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors; Oklahoma Printmakers Society, and the Pasadena Art Museum.
He is credited with over 60 solo print and fine art exhibitions and twice as many group exhibitions that cover virtually every major important graphic show including the World Drawing Exhibition, Chicago Art Institute; Smithsonian Institute; Pennell Exhibition of Prints, Library of Congress; Butler Art Institute; The Print Club, Philadelphia; Print Festival, Pasadena Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum Annual; "Seventy-Five Printmakers," selected by the Society of American Graphic Artists.
His work resides in numerous public and private collections including the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; MOMA, NY; Norton Simon, Pasadena, CA; Oakland Museum, CA; San Francisco Museum of Fine Art, CA; Long Beach Art Museum, CA; Los Angeles County Museum, CA; Phoenix Art Museum, AZ; Kenosha Public Museum, WI.
This artwork features a somewhat haunting figure of a partially nude female in a subdued black, green and white color palette
Unknown if this is a painting, metal point or woodcut.We have not had it appraised
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