abstract image with dark spots and light painterly brushstrokes; black

Untitled, July 1962

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Bequest of Deborah June Sussmanexpand_more  2020.114.26

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Richard Sussman was born in Minneapolis and studied at the Minneapolis School of Art (now MCAD), then part of the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, Mia’s parent organization. After studying and working in New York and California, he returned to the Twin Cities, where he worked at a plumbing supply company and taught studio art at various colleges. Sussman liked rugged subjects, both natural and manmade. Minnesota’s rocky North Shore along Lake Superior was a favorite place for him to go out and set loose his inky brushes. In this study of pines amid boulders, his propensity for abstraction is on full display.

Artist Life
1908 - 1971
Accession Number
From the estate of the artist to his widow, Ruth L. Sussman, and by descent to their daughter, Deborah June Sussman; transferred to Mia by her executor, Ross Sussman, Minneapolis.
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abstract image with dark spots and light painterly brushstrokes; black
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