Amagansett

  • Stanley William Hayter, Amagansett, 1944, pen and ink and watercolor on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1969.58.2

Exhibition Label
In 1940, Hayter moved from Paris to New York, where he re-established his renowned Paris printmaking workshop, Atelier 17. Amagansett refers to the Long Island fishing town where Hayter, his wife, and two young sons spent time at the shore. This drawing suggests a child on the beach and adult figure in the foreground in spite of the highly abstract treatment of line. Hayter practiced the surrealist technique of automatic drawing, or allowing the subconscious to guide one’s hand, but this drawing shows that he often had a specific subject in mind.

Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2009

Title
Amagansett
Artist
Date
1944
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 26 1/4 x 39 3/4 in. (66.7 x 101.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
pen and ink and watercolor on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1969.58.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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