Artwork from the JSP Estate/Private Collection

 

Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1924 - 1993

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Medium

Pen on paper

Signature

Upper right

Height

7 1/2"

Width

8 1/2"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Stored: JSP Box 10, CF_234

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Artist Bio

Erwin Lex Shipley was an American artist born in 1924 in Brewston Mills, West Virginia. Although self-taught, his works are a part of the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art’s permanent collection, the city of Owensboro’s municipal collection and many public and private collections throughout the nation. He is best known as a "primitive artist" who specialized in painting and drawings which evoke a sense of energy and humor through the use of bright colors and representational abstraction.

Additional Information

Two faces/facial profiles

"To Jim His favorite subject -Lex" inscribed on work by artist. Jim refers to James Smith Pierce, a friend of the artist.

James Smith Pierce Collection

Condition

Excellent

Condition Notes

On reverse side of torn folk art questionnaire

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