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Winfrey Hearst

THE WORK AND THE ARTIST Artist: Hearst, Winfrey                               Title/Date: Saturday Afternoon, 2003                                         Description of the work: The scene in this etching depicts a gathering of people around a gazebo, including children and adults, in a relaxed manner on a Saturday afternoon. The gazebo is located in the middle of what seems to be a plaza…
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Susan Coe

THE WORK AND THE ARTIST Artist: Coe, Sue Title/Date: The Unspeakable Pursuing the Uneatable, 1951                                    Description of the work: The Unspeakable Pursuing the Uneatable depicts a group of animals surrounded by men with firearms. This lithograph is almost exclusively in black –and-white except for the main subjects a three birds, a deer, two bears,…
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Sandy Sorlien

THE WORK AND THE ARTIST Artist: Sorlien, Sandy        Title/Date:  Ice, Philadelphia, 2000 Description of the work:   The artist documents in this black-and-white photograph large chunks of ice with sharp edges. The composition is divided diagonally from upper right to lower left by a darker line of smaller broken pieces besides two sections of unbroken ice…
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Judith Golden

THE WORK AND THE ARTIST Artist: Golden, Judith Title/Date: Untitled, 1970 Description of the work:   This photography of a woman is a hand-tinted with her left eye cut out. In that space, there is a real eye looking out as though the photograph was a mask. Her left hand is resting against her cheek…
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Dorothy Dehner

THE WORK AND THE ARTIST Artist: Dehner, Dorothy                 Title/Date:  Lunar Series #4, 1978 Description of the work: The lithography Lunar Series #4 uses an exclusively monochromatic pallet with rectangles, oval and circular shapes. There are at least three different values throughout the shapes and forms. In order to distinguish the shapes from the background, the…
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Carrie Mae Weems

THE WORK AND THE ARTIST Artist: Weems, Carrie Mae                       Title/Date: Black and Tanned Your Whipped Wind of Change Howled Low Blowing Itself – Ha- Smack into the Middle of Ellington’s Orchestra Billie Heard It Too & Cried Strange Fruits of Tears From, 1995-96 Description of the work: Portrait of an African-American young man with back…
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Ann Fessler

THE WORK AND THE ARTIST Artist: Fessler, Ann Title/Date: Genetics Lesson, 1992                      Description of the work: Genetics Lesson is an artist book based on Fessler’s installation of the same name. The book uses both type and image together in a modular grid. As the sixth book created by the artist, it is her most structurally…
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Amy Rankin

THE WORK AND THE ARTIST Artist: Rankin, Amy                        Title/Date: Rabbit, 2009 Description of the work: Rabbit is a color etching by American artist Amy Rankin. The work depicts a human figure, probably a female figure, in a crouching position with both hands over the head. This figure wears a costume of a rabbit complete…
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Nancy Frost Begin- Defiant Lizard

THE WORK AND THE ARTIST Artist: Begin, Nancy Frost Title/Date: Defiant Lizard, 2010 Description of the work: A lizard perching in a rock in the midst of wild grass and the textured terrain with different sizes stones and grasses. The lizard is lighter in shade as compared to the deep darkness of the surroundings. This…
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Nancy Frost Begin- Close to Home

THE WORK AND THE ARTIST Artist: Begin, Nancy Frost Title/Date: Close to Home, 2010 Description of the work:   The barns with few cattle grazing are expressed by watercolor painting along with the ground capped with snow. The sky is lit very mildly with light, indicating a cold winter landscape. The trees on the left side…
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