Current Location:
Allendale Campus
Niemeyer Living Center West -> Niemeyer Living Center West
-> 3rd Floor (HON West)
Location Notes:
HON West; 3rd fl., Lf. of Rm. 330W

The Cyril Lixenberg Collection of Contemporary Dutch Prints, a gift of the Brooks Family ➔ Ketch'm

Artwork
Identifier:
2002.052.1
Artist:
Ralph Scharf
Credit:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Lonson Barr
Medium:
Oil on Board
Date:
1984
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 23 in Width: 30 in
Description:
Multicolored piece with strings glued horizontally across the length and red streaks vertically.
Historical Context:
Born in Chicago in 1923, Ralph Hammer Scharf lived much of his life in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Scharf was inspired to create art after returning home for an over sees tour for the Army. At the age of 23, Scharf became the youngest artist to ever win an Associated American Artists (AAA) Purchase Prize in 1947.