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Self-Portrait

A work made of etching and aquatint in black on cream wove paper.
© Jim Nutt

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  • A work made of etching and aquatint in black on cream wove paper.

Date:

1960–61

Artist:

Jim Nutt
American, born 1938

About this artwork

One of the instigators of the Hairy Who, Jim Nutt has been based in Chicago since he moved here to study at SAIC in 1960, aside from a brief interlude spent teaching in California. During his early years, he worked as a preparator for Allan Frumkin Gallery, where he had access to prints by James Ensor, Paul Klee, and Edvard Munch, all of which had a powerful effect on his vision. This jocular self-portrait was made during an etching class with Vera Berdich, and it betrays Nutt’s knowledge of the unusual textural methods used by Ensor and Klee.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jim Nutt

Title

Self-Portrait

Origin

United States

Date

1960–1961

Medium

Etching and aquatint in black on cream wove paper

Dimensions

187 x 200 mm (image/plate); 255 x 320 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Bequest of Vera Berdich

Reference Number

2010.809

Copyright

© Jim Nutt

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