Nude on a Couch

Listing No: 7632

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Artwork Info

FAE Listing No:
Fred Nagler (1891-1983)
Nude on a Couch
Date of Work:
"Fred Nagler" in pencil at lower right
Where Produced:
Massachusetts, US

Artwork Medium

Fine Print
Sub Type:
on Paper
Medium Notes:
difficult to determine whether this print is a woodcut or linocut

Artwork Size & Weight

8.5 x 11 in. (Paper Size)
6 x 8 in. (Image Size)

Artwork Condition

Recto: Hinges at upper left and upper right corners. Overall in good condition.

Artwork Provenance

This print comes from the Estate of the director of Midtown Gallery, Mary Gruskin.

About this Piece

Fred's father was a furniture maker and Fred inherited his father's interest in working with wood. He would often carve the frames for his paintings and enjoyed making wood cuts from blocks of wood left over from other projects. He also made linoleum cuts from artist grade linoleum blocks but had no problem using linoleum floor squares when he did not have a quality block available.

About the Artist

American, 1891-1983

Fred Nagler was born in 1891 at Springfield, Massachusetts, where he first studied wood carving. From 1914 to 1917, he studied at the Art Student’s League in New York City, where his professors included Tom Fogerty, Frank Dumond, Frederick Bridgman, and Robert Henri. At the Art Student’s League he won the Bridgman Scholarship and Annual Portrait Prize, a competition juried by George Bellows and John Sloan. Subsequently, he became a member of the Art Student’s League Board of Control. In 1940 he became president of the Bronx Artists’ Guild.

Mr. Nagler was offered many prestigious positions during his career, including Chairman of the Art Department of the Connecticut College for Women, (upon the death of Grant Wood) Chairman of the University of Iowa State, and Chairman of the Art Department of the Eastman School of Art.

Fred Nagler has been called a painter’s painter which can be substantiated by the fact that he has won four of the major awards given by artist juries: The Payne Gold Medal and Purchase Prize at a Virginia Museum Biennial; the Clark Prize of $1,500. and Silver Medal at a Corcoran Biennial; the first Altman Figure Prize at a National Academy Annual, and a $1,000. grant from the Academy of Arts and Letters.

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