Red Grooms, born in 1937



Red Grooms, Self Portriat, artline
Red Grooms
Self Portrait, 1982
color lithograph, edition 44
16 x 12 1/2"
Collection Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, CT

Here is what he said about making his self portrait

Say pal have a seat. I haven't seen ya in quite a while. Hmmm lookin' pretty bleary eyed there fellow. Need a haircut? Lets see what we can do. Line up the nose between the ears. So we want teeth or just a nice closed kisser? Yikes! This guy's got the definition of a pudding. Oh well...a little highlight in the eye, shadow under the nose, get the collar to fit and ... Voila! Its me!  RG
Red Grooms, Self Portrait, artline
Red Grooms

about the artist

Grooms is a sculptor, painter and printmaker. He is best known for his large scale, intensely colored pieces of frenetic scenes of modern urban life.

No artist since Honoré Daumier has had a greater understanding of humor or a more direct connection to his audience. In return, Grooms has earned the public’s unqualified admiration and appreciation.
Here is an example of one of his images

Slushing, by Red Grooms, artline
Red Grooms
Slushing, 1971
lithograph, ed. 75
22 x 28"


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