Ulfert Wilke Calligraphic Abstract Ink Drawing


A calligraphic abstract ink drawing by German artist Ulfert Wilke (1907-1987). The drawing illustrates a myriad of black calligraphic characters upon cream paper. The drawing is presented behind cream mat in a black frame and with the artist's chop mark stamp to the lower right corner. 

Wilke studied art at Harvard University and completed his master's degree in Art at the University of Iowa where he later was the founding director of the University of Iowa Museum of Art. After serving in the US Army in WWII, Wilke received the Guggenheim Fellowship twice which offered him the opportunity to live in a monastery and study Japanese Zen calligraphy under monks in Kyoto, Japan. Wilke was awarded many honors and has had many solo exhibitions internationally and within the United States during his career. His works are held at many museums including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Honolulu Academy of Arts.  



27.75" x 21.75" x 1" (frame); 22.5" x 16.5" (sight). 

Condition notes:

Some wear. Scratches, scuffs, and chips to the frame. There are some stray marks on the paper.

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