Three Girls on Fishing PierArtist(s)Eddie ArningArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Datecirca 1969-1973Medium & Supportoil pastel on paperDimensions
21 7/8 in x 31 7/8 in (55.56 cm x 80.96 cm)Credit LineGift of Alexander SacktonSubject matter
This work was likely created while Arning was staying in a nursing home after being hospitalized for mental health disorders. It was there that he was first encouraged to create art as a form of therapy after a caregiver brought him art supplies. A strong example of Arning's style, this work features bold colors and strong, angular lines. The three girls depicted here are typical of Arning's figures, recongizable by the mostly frontal view of their bodies, with heads and limbs in profile. This scene may reflect back on Arning's childhood on a farm in Germania, Texas, the source of inspiration for many of his works.Physical Description
This drawing shows three figures sitting on a platform in the center; they all look to the left. The colored background is white with green, brown, blue, and black patterns of plants and other geometric motifs. A yellow-gold border frames the scene with a darker black frame edging the paper.Primary Object ClassificationDrawingCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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modern and contemporary art
piers (marine landings)