Male Figurative Study
Stanton MacDonald-Wright is an important figure in American modern art. Wright was the co-founder of Synchronism, the first avant-garde American art movement to gain international attention. A powerful force in the developing modern art scene in Los Angeles in the first half of the 20th century, Wright was head of the Los Angeles Art Students League from 1922 to 1930, and was the director on the Southern California division of Works Projects Administration Federal Arts Project from 1935 to 1943.Wright’s works are held in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the National Portrait Gallery, among others.
This work is an early pencil on paper dating from 1911, while the artist was living and studying in Europe.
Pencil on paper
Measures 15 1/2″ x 10″ image size, and 26″ x 21 1/2″ overall including framing.