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Artist Studio Series Polyptych #1

Frey, Viola

Artist Studio Series Polyptych #1

pastel on paper

1992 Purchase funded by The Collectors Club

Viola Frey, an internationally known artist, worked in various media including textiles, ceramics, and drawing. This large-scale narrative drawing contains Frey's trademark frenetic and complex style of composition. Drawn on four sheets of paper, "Artist Studio Series Polyptych #1" depicts the whirlwind of activity in Frey's studio. Her artistic process can be seen in the rapidly sketched lines and forms. This drawing has the same color palette and figurative elements of Frey's colossal ceramic sculptures like "Determined Man".