Aug 28, 2014

My Father

My Father


John Bellany

(British, 1942-)


Support: Arches heavy weight white wove paper

Sheet: 49.9 x 65 cm (19 5/8 x 25 9/16 in.); Platemark: 33.1 x 49 cm (13 1/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

Gift of 15 members of The Print Club of Cleveland's 1997 United Kingdom trip 1997.234



Although abstraction has dominated modern art, many British artists continue a long tradition of interest in the figure. Bellany's portrait of his father, a fisherman, surrounded by the ship models he made as a hobby, exemplifies the work of this well-known Scottish artist. Bellany began etching seriously in the early 1970s and developed a very individual and expressive scraggly, skittish line.

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