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Nationality

American

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Date of Work

2002

Medium

Oil Paint on Gessoed Masonite Panel

Signature

lower left corner

Height

17.75

Width

23.75

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored;FF_005_H

Location

UND Art Collections Resipitory

Artist Bio

Jacqueline Raatz, a Fargo native, received her BFA from the University of North Dakota. She enjoys painting realistic scenes and portraits, and is also developing pen-and-ink comic strip stories about her various past jobs, family life, and the Army National Guard, from which she retired in January 2020. She lives with her family in East Grand Forks, MN.

Additional Information

Lately I have been making a point of drawing and painting "from life" as much as possible. Now confined to my home, I occasionally persuade family members to sit for portraits. So, one afternoon in April, I instructed my two (very fidgety) sons to put on their Sunday dress shirts and had them sit on the piano bench before my easel. They flopped around a bit, but humored me at moments when I reminded them that their favorite video games awaited. Their listlessness seems to be the overall subject of the painting. These feelings of frustration and impatience are part of the larger picture here in ND that many of us have experienced under the duress of stay-at-home orders (as well as a colder-than-usual Spring).

Condition

Excellent

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