Untitled [Bearded face]; Wood, John; ca. late 1960s; 1975:0012:0017

From

Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop

Name/Title

Untitled [Bearded face]

About this object

Rephotographed collage in negative with bearded face, flowers, and, most likely, a large face in profile with graphite touches. The brown color of the print is due to the printing paper being ferric ammonium citrate, tartaric acid, and silver nitrate and then exposed to ultraviolet light. Work is approximately dated by the date of similar work.

Maker

Wood, John

Maker Role

Artist

Format

Mixed Media

Date Made

ca. late 1960s

Medium and Materials

Van Dyke Brown print with graphite.

Inscription and Marks

verso: [pencil] W876 75:012:17 27

Measurements

22.4 cm x 17.7 cm (image)

42.9 cm x 32.5 cm (mat)

Subject and Association Description

John Wood (1922-2012) was a multi-disciplinary artist and educator. Born in California, Wood studied photography at the Institute of Design of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and took classes with Harry Callahan and Art Sinsabaugh. Shortly after graduating from the Institute, Wood joined the staff of Alfred University in 1955. He would go on to teach at Alfred for 35 years. Wood worked in many different mediums including photography, collage, drawing, and lithography. His interests and concerns--such as environmental issues and militarism--carried over across these mediums as well as his visual style which mixed abstraction, representation, serialization, and sequence. In a 1977 artist statement, Wood wrote: "I would like my pictures to be abstract / and poetic visual images / of friends and the world / no story telling / sometimes slight propaganda and quiet protest / on the edge of clear meaning."

Subject and Association Keywords

John Wood

Subject and Association Keywords

1960s

Subject and Association Keywords

Photo Collage

Subject and Association Keywords

Van Dyke Brown Print

Subject and Association Keywords

Graphite

Subject and Association Keywords

Beard

Collection

Collection of Visual Studies Workshop

Object Type

Mixed Media

Object number

1975:0012:0017

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