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The Staircase Acrylic | Clarence Holbrook Carter
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The Staircase

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Clarence Holbrook Carter

Clarence Holbrook Carter

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American (1904–2000)

  • Date: 1981
  • Acrylic on Scintilla paper, signed and dated upper left
  • Size: 29.5 x 21 in. (74.93 x 53.34 cm)
  • Frame Size: 41 x 33 inches

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about The Staircase

In this painting by Clarence Holbrook Carter, one of his usual floating heads are coming down and waiting near a winding staircase with an obstructed ending.

"Carter's placement of ovoids on stairs or stairways emphasizes the immediate significations of the ovoid, the meanings that touch on the cycles of life and death." - Trapp, Dreishpoon, Pau-Llosa in Clarence Holbrook Carter book.

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About The Artist: Clarence Holbrook Carter

Born in Portsmouth, Ohio in 1904, Carter had decided to pursue art by the age of six. By age 26 he had graduated from The Cleveland Institute of Arts, traveled extensively through Europe, studied at Hans Hoffman Summer School in Capri and had exhibited in Carnegie International, and other international watercolor exhibitions. Through the next four decades, Carter's works had been labeled, surrealism, Magic Realism, geometric abstraction, pop...

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About The Medium: Acrylic

A fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water-soluble, but become water-resistant when dry.

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The Staircase

Clarence Holbrook Carter

1981

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Clarence Holbrook Carter

1981

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