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Portrait of Willem de Kooning

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Robert Beauchamp (pronounced Bee-chum) grew up in Colorado and moved to New York where he studied abstract painting with Hans Hofmann. After a while, however, he wearied of abstraction "because it leaves out too much" and took up figurative painting. At the same time, he found realism too...

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Inscription

Signed across bottom in black chalk: Beauchamp 79 Verso upper right in graphite pencil: #50 / LM

Provenance

Estate of the artist; from which purchased by Elaine and Mauruce Géracht (Chestnut Hill, MA); by whom given to MFA, 29 December 2006.

Credit Line

Gift of Elaine and Maurice Géracht

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

1979

Dimensions

Sheet: 61.3 x 46 cm (24 1/8 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.2076

Medium or Technique

Charcoal and liquid graphite on paper

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