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Sonja Sekula, b.1918

Drawing 191950

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

MediumPencil and ink
Dimensions12 x 6 cm Framed: 42 x 53.5 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, Novak/O'Doherty Collection, 2015
Item NumberIMMA.3944
Image Caption
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

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About the Artist

Sonja Sekula 1918–1963

Swiss artist Sonja Sekula (1918 – 1963) was born in Lucerne and moved with her family to the United States in 1936. She attended Sarah Lawrence College where she studied philosophy, literature and painting. 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. In 1946 she had her first solo show at Peggy Guggenheim’s gallery. In 1949 she showed at the Betty Parsons Gallery with Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman. Sekula returned to Switzerland in 1951 and remained there until her death in 1963.
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