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Two Figures

Accession Number
1950/1.137

Title
Two Figures

Artist(s)
Abraham Walkowitz

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1909

Medium & Support
ink on paper

Dimensions
9 7/16 in x 5 3/16 in (23.97 cm x 13.18 cm);19 1/4 in x 14 1/4 in (48.89 cm x 36.2 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Abraham Walkowitz

Subject matter
​This Russian-born artist created thousands of drawings. In this work, a man holds up a woman. Having participated in the 1913 Armory Show, this work is representative of the modernist style in which he worked. Walkowitz used minimal lines to capture the essence of the human form and its movement.

Physical Description
A drawing of two nude figures: a man standing and holding a smaller female figure to his left. Soft lines and shading in black ink make up the work. The drawing is signed and dated in pen (l.r.) "A. Walkowitz / 1909".

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Primary Object Type
life drawing

Additional Object Classification(s)
Drawing

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
Modernist
Russian-American (culture)
dance (discipline)
drawings (visual works)
figures (representations)
girl
modern and contemporary art
nudes
nudes (representations)
self-portrait

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