Details:

In this drawing, the artist employs energetic techniques using black ink lines to create overlapping, abstract forms and intricate patterns.
Framed: 22.2 x 28.2 in.

① Artwork:

Untitled

In this drawing, the artist employs energetic techniques using black ink lines to create overlapping, abstract forms and intricate patterns.

Dwight Mackintosh was 72 years old when he began working at Creative Growth after a lifetime of living in institutions. During his 20 years at the organization, he developed a remarkable visual language to depict favored imagery: self-portraits, buses, and rows of figures. Mackintosh also explores text as abstracted imagery by turning letters into flowing graphic elements that tumble across the composition.

Specs:

25 inches
19 inches
with frame
28.25 inches
22.25 inches

③ Artist:

Dwight Mackintosh

Identified by the well-known art historian John MacGregor as a great American Outsider Artist, Dwight Mackintosh was 72 years old when he began working at Creative Growth after a lifetime of living in institutions. During his 20 years at the organization, he developed a remarkable visual language to depict favored imagery: self-portraits, buses, and rows of figures. Mackintosh also explores text as abstracted imagery by turning letters into flowing graphic elements that tumble across the composition.

Dwight Mackintosh was born in Hayward, CA, in 1906 and died in 1999.

Mackintosh's work has been exhibited at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, CA; Gavin Brown's Enterprise in New York, NY; Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco, CA; and the Berkeley Art Museum in Berkeley, CA. A retrospective of his work was mounted at the Collection d'Art Brut in Lausanne, France.

His work is part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France; the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; the American Folk Art Museum in New York, NY; the Madmusée in Liège, Belgium; and the Collection de l'Art Brut in Lausanne, France.

Dwight Mackintosh:
Untitled, ND
Pen on paper
19.0 × 25.0 inches /