James Torlakson, born in 1951
James Torlakson, Self Portrait, artline
James Torlakson
Self Portrait, 1976
lithograph, ed. 50, 12 1/2 x 20"

Viewing the lithograph eleven years after its execution, I see a blunt depiction of a stubborn, isolated, masked man leaning on his materialism. At the time, I thought I was pretty 'cool.' Though disquieting, the image is most honest. JT
James Torlakson, picture, artline
James Torlakson

about the artist

Torlakson is best known for his photo-realism. He says, "My imagery has centered on ‘everyday’ America; shifting over the years from trucks, to railways, to amusement parks, to waterfront, to fireworks booths, to deserted drive-in theaters, to coastal landsapes."
Here is an example of one of his images

James Torlakson, 49th and Clarke, artline
James Torlakson
49th and Clarke, 1972
aquatint etching, ed. 25, 8 x 11"


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