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WILLIAM GIRARD
"Portrait of a Woman" Oil Portrait of Young Woman w/Black Hair & Colorful Ground

1980 - 1995

$3,440
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In "Portrait of a Woman" Girard has captured a beautiful, youthful, long-haired female in a pose with a slightly tilted head. There appears to be a sad look to her eyes, but that might just be a look of youthful disappointment to disappear in a second. Her long straight hair and bangs are held in place by a headband. She appears to be completely self-absorbed without being closed-off to her interior monologue and the decorative element about her head may suggest the nature of those thoughts. Girard was a Detroit figurative painter and teacher at College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan where he taught for 30 years. Other College for Creative Studies (formerly Center for Creative Studies) faculty and graduates include Richard Jerzy, Harry Bertoia, Doug Chaing (currently director of Lucas Film), Stephen Dinehart (game maker, writer, designer connected with The David Lynch Foundation), Tyree Guyton (international artist), Herb Babcock, Jerome Feretti, Kevin Siembieda (writer, designer and publisher of role-playing games), Renee Radell, Philip Pearlstein, Charles McGee (nationally recognized African American sculptor of animal and dancing spirits), Philip Pearlstein (2000 Honorary Doctorate, Modern Realism style), and John Louis Krieger (American Modern.) Collector Allen Abramson says, “Bill Girard is like a son to me. I’ll never forget when he came to my gallery wanting to sell a painting,” which was reminiscent of the vivid intensity of the Pre-Raphaelite movement of the mid-1800s. “I couldn’t believe it was done in the 20th century,” he says. Girard may be one of the greatest unknown artists from the metro Detroit area. Bill eschewed galleries, but was collected by aficionados, friends, former students and art enthusiasts. Some of this work is not going to auction houses and Girard is becoming more widely known. During his lifetime, Bill held to a style that was clearly archaic along with being inspired by myth and fantasy. Matte is 26.5 x 20.5 inches, image is 23.75 x 17. 75 inches

Details

  • Creator
    WILLIAM GIRARD (1936 - 2011)
  • Creation Year
    1980 - 1995
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29 in. (73.66 cm)Width: 23 in. (58.42 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Frame shows wear. Piece is framed measuring 23" x 29", the cloth matte has a few stains. Painting is excellent condition.
  • Gallery Location
    Detroit, MI
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU128615435431

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