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Eldzier Cortor, b.1916

Compositional Study No. III1974

Compositional Study No. III is a 1974 work by Eldzier Cortor. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumEtching, aquatint
Dimensions76 x 57 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, Novak/O'Doherty Collection, 2015
EditionPortfolio No: A/P X
Item NumberIMMA.3908
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Eldzier Cortor, Compositional Study No. III, 1974, Etching, aquatint, 76 x 57 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, Novak/O'Doherty Collection, 2015

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Eldzier Cortor 1916–2015

African-American artist Eldzier Cortor studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Institute of Design, Chicago. In 1944, Cortor painted the people of the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas, and in 1949, funded by a Guggenheim fellowship, he travelled to the West Indies to paint in Jamaica and Cuba. He went on to settle in Haiti for two years, where he taught classes at the Centre d’Art in Port-au-Prince. Since the 1940s West African culture and its survival in diaspora have consistently informed Cortor’s practice. A major retrospective of his work was organised by the Indiana University Art Museum in 2006.
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