Drypoint--Ocean Surface (Second State)

Vija Celmins (American, born Latvian, 1939-)

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In the tradition of the Old Masters, Celmins gives pause to the constant chaos and motion of the seas, deserts, skies and heavens. She endows her small scale drawings and etchings with their sense of vastness by her uncompromising attention to detail and by foregoing boundaries and horizons.

Gemini hired Doris Simmelink to head their new etching program in 1983. Celmins had previously relied on Simmelink's printing expertise at Crown Point Press in San Francisco.

Object Information

artist
Vija Celmins (American, born Latvian, 1939-)
creation date
1985
materials
ink on paper, drypoint
dimensions
8 x 10 in. (image)
24 x 19 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
signed in pencil, below image, L.R.: V. Celmins | inscribed in pencil, below image, L.L.: 16 / 55
accession number
1988.227
credit line
McKee Fine Arts Purchase Fund
copyright
© Vija Celmins
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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