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Portrait Of Donald

Portrait Of Donald

Artist: Joan Brown (1938 San Francisco, California - 1990 Puttaparthi, India)

Department: Art
Date: 1983
Medium: lithograph
Dimensions:
40 x 31 1/2 in. (101.6 x 80 cm)
Classification: Prints & Printmaking
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, gift of Jonathan Abrams and Fay Pfaelzer Abrams
Object number: PC1986.101.8
DescriptionImage of a seated cat with a pink background.
Not on view
In Collection(s)
Label Text:Joan Brown was a prominent member of the second generation of the Bay Area Figurative artists. Her work often featured women and animals in her investigations of the self. Born in San Francisco, CA, she went on to study at the California School of Fine Art where she befriended Richard Diebenkorn and worked with Elmer Bischoff.

A variety of animals were featured in Brown’s prints and paintings including images of horses, buffaloes, rats, birds, fish, and more. Her pet cats and dogs, however, were very important to her and they appear in actual portraits in which she captures the personality of each animal. In this portrait of Donald, the cat perhaps expresses a kind of skepticism as he stares directly at the viewer.
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Joan Brown was a prominent member of the second generation of the Bay Area Figurative artists. Her work often featured women and animals in her investigations of the self. Born in San Francisco, CA, she went on to study at the California School of Fine Art where she befriended Richard Diebenkorn and worked with Elmer Bischoff.

A variety of animals were featured in Brown’s prints and paintings including images of horses, buffaloes, rats, birds, fish, and more. Her pet cats and dogs, however, were very important to her and they appear in actual portraits in which she captures the personality of each animal. In this portrait of Donald, the cat perhaps expresses a kind of skepticism as he stares directly at the viewer.