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Henry Albert Botkin

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
fabric, oil, crayon on board

14 1/2 in x 10 7/8 in (36.83 cm x 27.62 cm);20 1/2 in x 17 in x 1 1/2 in (52.07 cm x 43.18 cm x 3.81 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Potentate is a collage of fabric and paint that is built of overlapping, irregularly shaped blocks. Botkin was an American painter who began experimenting with collages in the early 1950s. 

Physical Description
This collage consists of overlapping shapes that loosely resemble squares and rectangles. The shapes are muted tones of green, blush, blue, yellow, brown and black. 

Primary Object Classification
Mixed Media

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Abstract (fine arts style)
American (North American)
mixed media
modern and contemporary art

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