Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts
Location Notes:
PAC Lobby East Wall;PAC Lobby East Wall

Portends: The Works of Man

Artwork
Medium:
Oil on Masonite
Date:
1960
Dimensions:
Artworks;Frames - Height: 17.25 in;23.25 in Width: 23.25 in;29.25 in Depth: 1.9 in
Description:
Extremely detailed painting of decrepit skull-like building; decay; stormy sky; neutral colors with some red brick tones.
Historical Context:
Reynold Weidenaar was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He studied at the Kansas City Art Institute in the 1940s. Weidenaar was one of earliest people in the United States to rediscover and revive the art of mezzotint printmaking. He spent considerable time experimenting not only with techniques but also in designing and hand-making the tools he used to create his prints. In 1944 he received a Guggenheim fellowship followed by a Louis Comfort Tiffany scholarship in 1949. Also in 1949, he was elected to the National Academy. In 1950, the Society of American Etchers awarded him the John Taylor Arms Prize.