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Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Artist: Willard Nash (1898 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1943 Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Department: Art
Date: 1925
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm)
Classification: Painting
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, 1981 General Obligation Bonds
Object number: PC1983.86.1
DescriptionWaist-length view of a man in a white collared shirt and gray jacket. He has a pipe between his teeth.
Not on view
Label Text:Willard Nash’s self-portrait shows the influence of art movements that were underway in Europe and New Mexico. He is depicted realistically, but with shadows and lines that emphasize softened geometric forms. Nash moved to Taos to study with Andrew Dasburg and both painters were heavily influenced by the use of color and fragmented forms that were signature styles of the famous French painter, Paul Cezanne. Nash has sometimes been referred to as “the American Cezanne,” with paintings that vary from pure abstraction to realistic portraits such as this one.