Branding

  • Claire Falkenstein, Branding, 1943, India ink, colored pencil, pencil and watercolor on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Claire Falkenstein McCarthy Trust, 1998.24.4

Exhibition Label
Claire Falkenstein grew up riding her horse along Coos Bay in Oregon and began incorporating animals into her art at an early age. Though her preferred medium shifted dramatically during her seven-decade career – from painting and drawing to jewelry and monumental sculpture – much of her work retained the sense of motion and interwoven parts that characterize Branding. In Falkenstein’s vision of cattle branding, close inspection reveals the outline of steers, male figures, a branding iron, hooves, and a fence.

Abstract Drawings, 2012

Title
Branding
Artist
Date
1943
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
14 1/2 x 18 3/4 in. (36.8 x 47.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Claire Falkenstein McCarthy Trust

Mediums
Mediums Description
India ink, colored pencil, pencil and watercolor on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
  • Figure
  • Animal – cattle
  • Occupation – farm – animal husbandry
Object Number
1998.24.4
Palette
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