1924 - 1993
Title of Work
Pen on paper
Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection
Stored: JSP Box 10, CF_234
UND Art Collections Repository
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.
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
On reverse side of torn folk art questionnaire