Nefertiti

Nefertiti

1973

John Woodrow Wilson

(American, 1922-2015)

Charcoal and lithographic crayon on paper

Sheet: 45.7 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in.)

Gift of the Print Club of Cleveland in honor of Elizabeth Shearer 2018.300

Fun Fact

The sitter in this drawing went on to become an artist herself.

Description

This drawing depicts Nefertiti, a friend of artist John Wilson’s daughter. He created a series of portraits of young women during the 1970s, presenting them on a large scale and from a close-up perspective that countered the marginalization of black Americans in society. Here, Wilson drew with a waxy lithographic crayon to boldly outline Nefertiti’s face, emphasizing her determined but wary expression.

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