Feb 17, 2009

Study No. 2 (Standing Male Nude Seen from Back)

Study No. 2 (Standing Male Nude Seen from Back)


William A. Van Duzer

(American, 1917–2005)


Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1940.80



Cleveland artist William Van Duzer probably created this graphite drawing featuring the rear view of a nude male during a life drawing class. The model’s pose, contours, and prominent muscles evoke Michelangelo’s David. Perhaps Van Duzer combined his sketch from a live model with his knowledge of Michelangelo’s sculpture, gained from a visit to Italy or from photographs.

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