black and white portrait of figure with short, light colored hair, wearing a dark, open sweater over a white shirt and dark pants; dark, shaded background; loosely sketched hand in LRC

%C2%A9 Peri Schwartz

Self-portrait in Black Sweater II, 1988

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New York artist Peri Schwartz is a painter, draftsman, and printmaker. Self-portraiture is a central theme in her work. She takes up the subject across media, usually working in a monochrome palette. In this body of work spanning some 30 years, she examines her face, her body—dressed and nude—her hands, her setting, her hair, her clothes, to distill the forms into a geometry of lines and shapes. Her works sit on the border between reality and abstraction. She approaches her figurative work with the same spatial rigor that informs her still lifes and studio interiors, drawing from life, searching for shapes, lines, spatial interactions and harmonies to structure the composition and create an underlying logic in its appearance.

Details
Title
Self-portrait in Black Sweater II
Artist Life
1951–2021
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.84.1
Provenance
The artist, New Rochelle, N.Y. (1988–2018)
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black and white portrait of figure with short, light colored hair, wearing a dark, open sweater over a white shirt and dark pants; dark, shaded background; loosely sketched hand in LRC

© Peri Schwartz