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Sonja Sekula, 1918–1963

Drawing 191950

Drawing 19 is a 1950 work by Sonja Sekula. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumPencil and ink
Dimensions 12 x 6 cm Framed: 42 x 53.5 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, Novak/O'Doherty Collection, 2015
Item NumberIMMA.3944
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Sonja Sekula, Drawing 19, 1950, Pencil and ink, 12 x 6 cm Framed: 42 x 53.5 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

Sonja Sekula 1918–1963

Swiss artist Sonja Sekula moved to the United States in 1936. She studied philosophy, literature and painting at Sarah Lawrence College. Sekula entered the Art Students League in 1941. During the 1940s she met André Breton, Robert Matta, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst and others among the Surrealist group. Sekula contributed to the Surrealist Magazine VVV in 1943. From the 1940s she had solo exhibitions at the Peggy Guggenheim Gallery and also exhibited at the Betty Parsons Gallery.

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