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John Lyman

Front View of Female Nude

Artist

John Lyman
Biddeford, Maine, 1886 – Kingsley, Barbados, 1967

Title

Front View of Female Nude

Date

1st half of 20th c.

Materials

Graphite

Dimensions

42.9 x 35.3 cm

Credits

Anonymous gift, inv. 2015.96

Collection

Graphic Arts

Whether he was in Paris or Brittany, or on one or the other of the Channel coastlines, in the South of France, on the Côte d’Azur or the Côte Basque, in Spain, Tunisia or the West Indies, Lyman was sensitive to the local culture. Here, the models’ dignity and reserve contrasts with the more sensual and provocative poses of numerous nudes depicting white women.

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