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Title: Experiment #1
Authors: Abeles, Sigmund
Keywords: Rhodes Art Collection;Images;Etchings
Issue Date: 1968
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Art Department, Rhodes College
Abstract: This is an etching of a woman standing and facing a sitting man. In the background there is a goat tied to a beam in a fenced crate. The etching is done on white paper and is matted in off-white/cream. In the bottom left corner of the piece in graphite reads "artist proof" and on the bottom right has the artist's signature "S. Abeles." On the bottom left of the frame has a label reading "SIGMUND ABELES." It has a black wooden frame with glass. On the back to the bottom left reads "PROPERTY OF / SOUTHWESTERN AT MEMPHIS / N.O. 13141" and at the bottom center there is a damaged identification label (all tha can be made out is the artist's first name / (U.S. 1934.)) Underneath the damaged label is the framer's sticker. Artist biography: Sigmund Abeles is an American artist who works in pastels, oils, and graphic media as well as sculpture. He was born in 1934 in New York City and raised in South Carolina. His work deals with the expressive and psychological aspects of the figure and focuses on the life cycle. In 2000, a successful solo exhibition was held at Thomas Williams Fine Arts in London. The Pastel Society of America in New York awarded him as a Hall of Fame Honoree in 2004. In 2011, he was the guest curator for An Artist's Eye, an exhibition selected from multiple collections in South Carolina; in the same year another solo exhibition titled Drawn to the Figure was presented at the Kalamazoo Art Institute. Abeles was featured in Manfred Kirchheimer's documentary, Art IsThe Permanent Revolution, which focused on the methods of printmaking and the history of the art of protest in prints. Professor Emeritus from the University of New Hampshire after 27 years of teaching, Abeles works full-time in his studios. He is the recipient of many grants and awards and a National Academician. Abeles' work may be found in the British Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, Fogg Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Philadelphia Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Abeles graduated from the University of South Carolina, Columbia with a B.A. in Fine Arts in 1955, the Brooklyn Museum School in Graphics in 1956, spent two summers at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and received his M.F.A in Painting in 1957 from Columbia University in New York City.
Description: Artwork photographed by Hannah Gysin '12, Rhodes Student Associate in the Visual Resource Center, in 2010. Artwork photographed and inventoried by Christian Wiggs '18 and McKenzie Drake '17, Rhodes Student Associates for the Visual Resources Center on June 17, 2015.
Appears in Collections:Rhodes College Collection of Art

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