Watercolor and Gouache on Paper
25 ½ x 16 Inches
Signed Lower Right
Hendrik Grise was born in Michigan on June 5, 1914 and died in Monterey Park, California on February 7, 1983. He had professional training at Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Professional Art School, and Dallas Museum of Fine Art. Grise taught life drawing and commercial art at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, California from 1949 to 1980. In the 1960s he created line drawing and mixed media nude figurals on paper. In the 1970s until his death, Grise turned his attention to exploring a variety of motifs and concepts, often celestial, sexual, and erotic, blending them in structured abstract designs in mixed media on paper. The Surrealistic sexual concepts of Hans Bellmer (1902-1975), strongly influenced Grise's work. We are pleased to offer a lyrical nude from this talented figural artist’s middle period.
Information courtesy of David O'Hoy, David and Sons Fine Arts