Original – Charcoal and chalk, 1996, 42″ x 18″
About the Artist
This is a work by artist Josh Holland.
Josh Holland (1921-2011) studied at the Art Institute in Chicago and kept sketchbooks for 75 years. Following a seminal 33-year career in meteorology, he returned to art as a primary focus in 1981. During the 1990’s, after a period of working alone on landscapes and portraits, he was reintroduced to the joy of creating compositions of human figures, working with a group of painters in the “Somerset Studio” of the late Leo Saal. A realist, he painted beauty he saw in people and places, visibly exploring relationships in space.