Robert Natkin 1978 Signed Limited Edition Abstract Etching
A limited edition abstract etching by American Abstract Expressionist Robert Natkin (1930-2010). Made in 1978, this sizable etching features rich textures which are reminiscent of textile weaves and loose threads. Orange, green, blue and purple inks draw the eye through the subtleties of the work. Framed behind plexiglass with a white mat and wooden frame. The work is signed "Natkin", dated 1978, and marked 39/75 to the lower edge.
Robert Natkin was an American abstract painter and printmaker. Natkin was born in Chicago in 1930 and grew up in relative poverty. In spite of a lack of support for his art career from his family, he graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1952. Shortly after, he married a fellow painter, Judith Dolnick, and opened the short-lived Wells Street Gallery. Natkin worked within different artistic movements including Color Field and Abstract Expressionism. In 1960, he was included in the "Young America" exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Natkin taught at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The artists work is included in esteemed collections such as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others.
39" x 49" x 1.5" (frame); 29" x 36" (sight).
Overall age appropriate scratches, scuffs and marks to the frame including the plexiglass. Tears to the backing paper of the frame.
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