Self-Portrait

  • John Steuart Curry, Self-Portrait, 1928, charcoal, conte crayon and pencil on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1928, KATHLEEN G. CURRY, Museum purchase, 1985.78

Exhibition Label
The intense stare and looming presence of this self-portrait reveal Curry’s confidence at a turning point in his career. In 1927 he had returned to the United States after studying drawing in Paris, and a year later his paintings had attained national acclaim. Here Curry’s draftsmanship corresponds with his artistic success. The bold lines and powerful swaths of shadow drawn with the broad side of the charcoal reveal the artist’s increasing self-assurance.

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

Title
Self-Portrait
Artist
Date
1928
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 25 3/8 x 19 3/8 in. (64.3 x 49.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
charcoal, conte crayon and pencil on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – art – printmaker
  • Portrait male – Curry, John Steuart – self-portrait
  • Occupation – art – sculptor
  • Figure male – bust
  • Occupation – art – painter
Object Number
1985.78
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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