Card Player

  • Isabel Bishop, Card Player, 1937, pencil, ink, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Frank McClure, 1979.98.31

Exhibition Label
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
Artists
Date
1937
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 10 x 5 1/4 in. (25.3 x 13.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Frank McClure

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure male – full length
  • Recreation – sport and play – cards
Object Number
1979.98.31
Palette
Linked Open Data
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