Untitled by Beverly Pepper, 1952-1953

Untitled by Beverly Pepper, 1952-1953

Photo by Chuck Heiney

Pepper's street drawings of 1950s Rome lay the foundation to her whole graphic repertoire. She drew quickly but with great skill and insight. Physical characteristics were noted but her concern for the humanity of her subjects was also captured. Although little seen, this particular body of work remains a favorite of the artist. 

Beverly Pepper, Untitled c. 1952-1953. Ink and oil paint on paper, 15 x 18 ½ inches. Gift of the artist. © Beverly Pepper