Card Player

  • Isabel Bishop, Card Player, 1937, pen and ink, ink wash, and pencil on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Frank McClure, 1979.98.31

Bishop moved to her studio in Union Square in New York City in 1934 and spent much of her time sketching people in the area engaged in their everyday activities. She believed that drawings were crucial steps in planning a painting. Bishop dedicated herself to this kind of preparatory work to such an extent that she sometimes completed only four paintings per year. Bishop herself once stated, A pen drawing will often contain everything that will become the final picture.”

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

Title
Card Player
Artist
Date
1937
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 105 14 in. (25.313.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Frank McClure

Mediums
Mediums Description
pen and ink, ink wash, and pencil on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Recreation – sport and play – cards
Object Number
1979.98.31
Palette
Linked Open Data
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