DAY & FABER master drawings


DAY & FABER master drawings

    John McClusky (East Haven, Connecticut 1914 - Fredericksburg, Texas 1994)

    Studio window


    signed and dated lower right: John McClusky ‘55
    tempera on board
    610 x 457 mm


    Robert Isaacson, New York
    Private collection, USA


    The R. W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, Louisiana, John McClusky Retrospective, August 18 - September 29, 1974


    The present work typifies John McClusky’s efforts to engage with the changing landscape around him. Dirt-covered, smudged, and ridden with cracks and small holes, the view from McClusky’s studio window leads out onto a sequence of rooftops beneath a grey-blue sky. The window frame at left serves as a repoussoir parallel to the row of painstakingly detailed bricks at right further enhancing the view’s framing effect.

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    Studio window