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Hawkins is recognized for his dynamic Self-Taught Folk Art style inspired by the natural and built environments surrounding him. After relocating to Columbus, Ohio in 1916, the artist began to expand his artistic style, and the work generated during the later part of his life is characterized by immense compositional complexity and pictorial unity, with each image offering separate Art Brut visions of Bible Stories, American ‘icons’, news and historical events and or well-known works of art.

During the last twelve years of his life, Hawkins created a small yet pivotal selection of drawings to complement his large array of painted works. Each of these drawings are distinguished by Hawkins’ clarity of vision, imaginative pictorial design and unique sense of humor.

SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Museum of American Folk Art, New York, NY
New Orleans Museum of Art, Mew Orleans, LA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Surface Soiling
Overall Yes
Date: Old
Notes: Some smudges lower right, typical of the artist

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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Provenance:
  • Private Collection, Ohio
  • Pickup Location: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 9 in. (30.48 x 22.86 cm.)
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