Graham Nickson (b. 1946)
Graham Nickson (b. 1946). Cap, 1983-85. Charcoal on paper, 31 x 53 inches; 34 x 56 inches floated in a varnished and stained birch frame. Excellent condition with no damage or restoration. Signed lower left. Hirschl and Adler gallery label verso. Based on the topography and fashion forward bathing suit (for the 1980’s), we assume title refers to Cap d’Antibes.
Graham Nickson has been Dean of New York Studio School since 1988, and is the originator of the renowned Drawing Marathon. Received his BA from the Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts and MA from the Royal College of Art in London. Was based in Italy from 1972-74, and since 1976 has resided in New York. Nickson has worked, taught, traveled and exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally, and is the recipient of the Prix de Rome; The Harkness Fellowship at Yale University; the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Ingram Merrill Fellowship. Recent solo exhibitions include Graham Nickson: Private Mythsat the Naples Museum of Art, FL; Graham Nickson: Works from Private Collectionsat the Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL, and Meeting and Passing at the Lillehammer Art Museum in Norway. His work is in the permanent collections of many institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art; MoMA; The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, MA; The Albright Knox Gallery, NY; the Neuberger Museum of Art, NY; the Frye Art Museum, WA; the Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL and the Lillehammer Art Museum.