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Drawings from the collection of
Alicja and Wieslaw A. Zdaniewski
We are proud to present the first ever
exhibition of pencil and charcoal drawings by Leonard Ochtman,
one of the foremost American impressionist painter of nature.
The entire collection consists of some 90 works on paper, bound
in two booklets, approximately 40 drawings in each booklet.
Unfortunately, one set of works has been stained.
The size of the drawings are 11.5x8.5 inches (29x21 cm)
with the exception of a few loose, irregular images.
Many of the charcoal drawings are colored, majority are
studies of various human types and professions of the period.
For the purpose of previewing the collection, the individual drawings are collected in groups of 9 small images. Each of these is linked with a larger image, and can be accessed by clicking the image. Sometimes details of the work can be viewed on enlarged fragments. As of to-day (September 15) only eleven of the drawings are displayed, the remaining will be put on display shortly.
In the collection there are many family documents, papers, photographs and memorabilia. The information provided here is taken from those notes.
Besides the paper works presented here, the collection consisted of several oil paintings. These were sold at a public auction (Phillips) about 10 years ago, only 1 oil painting remaining, which, however is not shown.
The images were directly scanned from the originals (using an Agfa scanner) and are presented here as-scanned, without any contrast or hue alterations except for electronic size and resolution manipulation.