Edward Colker (NY,IL,1927-?) oil painting
ARTIST: Edward Colker (New York, Illinois, 1927 - ???)
NAME: Nude with Umbrella
MEDIUM: oil on canvas
CONDITION: Some small paint losses. Canvas has indentation. Normal wear along edges. No visible inpaint under UV light.
SIGHT SIZE: 30 x 25 inches / 76 x 63 cm
FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available)
SIGNATURE: lower right
CATEGORY: antique vintage painting
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Ed Colker is a well regarded painter, printmaker and poet. His colorful, abstract lithographs depict organic, gestural forms. Colker is also an accomplished writer and has published and illustrated several limited edition books.Colker was born in Philadelphia and graduated from what is now the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. He earned his MA at New York University. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; University of Illinois, Chicago; Cornell University, Ithaca; Pratt Institute, Brooklyn and what is now the University of the Arts. In the 1970s, he became Director of the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and later he founded the Center for Edition works at SUNY Purchase, where he served as both Professor of Art and Design and Dean of the School of Visual Arts. He has also served as a faculty member and Provost at Cooper Union and Provost at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Colker founded the not-for-profit fine art publisher Haybarn Press in collaboration with poets to produce limited edition responses to poetic texts. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and Florsheim Fund grantee. He has exhibited all over the US and his works are in many private and public collections including Harvard University, Cambridge; the Library of Congress, Washington, DC; the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.