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Clouds and Mountains

A work made of etching in black on off-white wove paper.

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  • A work made of etching in black on off-white wove paper.

Date:

1969

Artist:

Frank Piatek
American, born 1944

About this artwork

Frank Piatek took a break between receiving his bachelor’s degree from SAIC in 1967 and his master’s degree four years later. Bitten by the etching bug—largely as a result of viewing an Art Institute exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s late prints—he enrolled in an etching class with Vera Berdich and made this work. Clouds and Mountains and other prints like it relate to a large series of drawings conflating images of clouds and mountains that Piatek made using a Bic ballpoint pen. The density of his etched lines is directly linked to the strong impression that Picasso’s prints made on him.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Francis Piatek

Title

Clouds and Mountains

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1969

Medium

Etching in black on off-white wove paper

Dimensions

Image/plate: 27.8 × 35 cm (11 × 13 13/16 in.); Sheet: 30.4 × 39.8 cm (12 × 15 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Vera Berdich

Reference Number

2010.812

Extended information about this artwork

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