Jan 23, 2018
Nov 12, 2009
Dec 23, 2013

Mother and Child

Mother and Child


John Wilson

(American, 1922–2015)


Support: Wove paper

Sheet: 66.3 x 50.4 cm (26 1/8 x 19 13/16 in.); Image: 54.8 x 47.1 cm (21 9/16 x 18 9/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2001.51

Edition: 50

Impression: 13/50



Wilson reveals his interest in the human condition and his extraordinary talent for achieving dark tonalities and sculptural effects through images of African American life. A recurring theme is the portrayal of parents and children in loving, protective poses, suggesting universal values. The oversized hands and large scale reflect the impact of Wilson’s experience during a fellowship in Mexico City in the early 1950s; there he was attracted to the powerful imagery of Mexican muralists like Diego Rivera.

See also
PR - Lithograph
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