William Cumming Sketchbook drawing

William Cumming Sketchbook drawing

495.00

William Cumming (1917-2010, Washington, Montana)
Sketchbook Drawing Page III 1970's. A figure study 1987 wearing a jersey.
Signed.

Material: Graphite on paper
Size: 18"x15" framed
Image size: 11"x 8.5"

Born in 1917 in Montana into a family with a Scottish, Calvinist and Christian Scientist background, Mr. Cumming and his family moved to Tukwila in 1924. Deciding at an early age that he was an artist, Mr. Cumming was initially self-taught, learning academic drawing through a correspondence school and exploring art history at the public library.

Mr. Cumming is best known as the youngest member of the Northwest School, the loosely affiliated group of passionate artists - Mark Tobey, Kenneth Callahan and Morris Graves - who staked a claim for modern, expressive art in this region during the 1930s, '40s and '50s. For Mr. Cumming, the older men - and their circles of family and friends - truly did serve as a kind of school as he felt his way toward a life devoted to art.

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