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Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Eleanor Aldrich was born in Springerville, Arizona. A participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, she also holds an MFA in Painting & Drawing from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she currently lives. She earned her BFA in Painting & Drawing through the Academie Minerva (Groningen, the Netherlands) and Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. She was a participant in the Drawing Center’s first Open Sessions, and works in a long-distance collaboration ALDRICH & WEISSBERGER with the artist Barbara Weissberger.

Eleanor has had solo shows in Boston, Nashville, Knoxville, Flagstaff, AZ, and at the University of Alabama. Her work has been shown at Saltworks Gallery and White Space (Atlanta, GA), the Drawing Center (New York, NY), Grin (Providence, RI) and Ortega y Gasset (New York, NY). Her work was chosen for 1708 Gallery’s ‘FEED 2013’ (Richmond, VA). She has been awarded an Endowment for the Arts through the Whiteman Foundation, and the Herman E. Spivey Fellowship. Her work has been included in New American Paintings, and reviewed in Art in America and on Artforum.

Statement:

My work is about the places where the concerns of modernist painting meet my own experiences and the physical reality of the body. Sometimes the encounter is in the application – paint is combed, piped, squished, and sprayed, and paper transfers are rubbed off; playing with ideas of femininity and the purity of paint. The material squeeze invites the empathy of the body and is at times funny, beautiful, revolting, and satisfying. The grid appears as a support- a resist that molds the material as it presses through. In this way the material is metaphoric of conformity and issues of control over one’s body.

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Ceramic Mask (Black) - 5.5 x 6.5 - Ceramic and Black Glaze, 2021
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
Eleanor Aldrich was born in Springerville, Arizona. A participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, she also holds an MFA in Painting & Drawing from the Uni...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Ceramic, Glaze

Ceramic Mask (White with Stripes) - 5.5 x 6.5 - Ceramic, White and Black Glaze
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
Eleanor Aldrich was born in Springerville, Arizona. A participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, she also holds an MFA in Painting & Drawing from the Uni...
Category

2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Ceramic, Glaze

Ceramic Mask (Icy Blue) - 5.5 x 6.5 - Ceramic and White, Blue Glaze, 2021
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
Eleanor Aldrich was born in Springerville, Arizona. A participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, she also holds an MFA in Painting & Drawing from the Uni...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Ceramic, Glaze

Thick Mag - Mixed Media Collage with Magazine Cutouts and Caulking
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
This is a mixed media collage piece by Eleanor Aldrich. Made as a part of her 2017 "Thick Mag" series, it features cut-outs from magazines, caulking, and paper transfers. A nebulous,...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Magazine Paper

In The Road - Textural Figure Painting - Oil and Enamel on Panel - Light Blue
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
In the series of paintings titled “That Feeling When,” Aldrich expands the excess of materials to large figure paintings and small, overfilled sculptures. Aldrich uses thick material...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

The Cracked Mirror - oil and enamel and canvas on canvas- textural, figurative
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
A feminine figure occupies the majority of the right side of this canvas, and though we can't see her face, we know that she is looking at the wall beside her. The wall is disheveled...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

Lenticular Vanish - textural optical illusion painting using caulk and enamel
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
Excerpt from a review by art critic Joe Nolan: "In these works, Aldrich paints on surfaces that have been covered in uniform vertical strips of caulk. The textures don’t play into ...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

Ironing - texturized lenticular painting, optical illusion, geometric abstract
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
"In these works, Aldrich paints on surfaces that have been covered in uniform vertical strips of caulk. The textures don’t play into the subjects of these paintings so much as create...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

Zig Zag Hammock - oil, enamel and silicone on canvas- pink, blue, tan texture
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
A feminine figure reclines in a pink and blue-strapped hammock. The figure sitting in the hammock is activated by Aldrich’s transformation of paint and silicone into layered, glisten...
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2010s Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

Lawn Chair With Marbles - Oil, enamel painting on canvas with marbles in resin
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
A figure reclines in a red and yellow-strapped lawn chair. The figure sitting in the chair is activated by Aldrich’s transformation of paint and resin into oozing swaths of skin betw...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Marble, Enamel

La Vita - sneaker sculpture with found paper and foam spray, textural shoe
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
The La Vita Sneaker is one of several experimental shoe sculptures that Eleanor Aldrich created as part of a series for her exhibition "That Feeling When" at Channel to Channel Galle...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

Fighting Irish (Red Stripes) - Textural painting with ceramic inlay, enamel
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
A person reclines in a red striped lawn chair. The subject's body presses against the back of the hair, revealing a Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo on his back. The logo is made of in...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

The Black Cat - Textural figurative painting, woman reclining with black cat
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
A woman reclines in a disheveled bedroom, the folds in her sweatshirt are delicately rendered by the texture of the paint. She stares at the window, where a black cat stands on the s...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

Cello in The Snow - oil, enamel, glazed ceramic and canvas on panel, textural
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
A cello is held up between the legs of its accompanying musician in a snowy landscape. Snow has collected on the protruding bits of Cello and on the tops of the musician's knees. Tho...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

On The Boat - Textural Figurative Painting of Figure on Sailboat- oil and enamel
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
Excerpt from review by art critic Joe Nolan: 'On the Boat' is the best work in the show, and it’s among the best paintings Aldrich has produced. The portrait depicts a woman sailing...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

In The Forrest - Textural Figure Painting of Figure in Woods, Forrest Green
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
In the series of paintings titled “That Feeling When,” Aldrich expands the excess of materials to large figure paintings and small, overfilled sculptures. Aldrich uses thick material...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

On The Ice - Textural figure painting - Oil and Enamel on Canvas Red, Polka-Dot
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
In the series of paintings titled “That Feeling When,” Aldrich expands the excess of materials to large figure paintings and small, overfilled sculptures. Aldrich uses thick material...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

Lawn Chair on The Beach - Textural Figure Painting with oil, enamel and silicone
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
In the series of paintings titled “That Feeling When,” Aldrich expands the excess of materials to large figure paintings and small, overfilled sculptures. Aldrich uses thick material...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

Red Poncho - abstract, figurative, texture, red, black, yellow oil and enamel
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
"Red Poncho" provides a mix of techniques to engage two opposite forms of texture - flat, 2-D texture and thick impasto. The background has been scraped away to reveal the underpaint...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

Lawn Chair with White T-shirt - Abstract Figurative, textured, brown, red, green
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
"Lawn Chair with White T-shirt" is part of the latest on-going series from Eleanor Aldrich. These "behind the lawn chair" vantage points provide Aldrich with the perfect subject matt...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Canvas, Silicone, Oil, Panel, Magazine Paper

Sunglasses and a Veil (after Sargent) - Abstract Figurative Painting, textured
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
Are those actual sunglasses in that painting? You might be asking. Good question! Keep em comin. But Nope! They are in fact painted. "Sunglasses in a Veil (After Sargent)" shows some...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

Ceramic Mask (Brown) - 5.5 x 6.5 - Ceramic and Brown, Glossy Glaze, 2019
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
This ceramic gas mask is part of a collection of work that Eleanor Aldrich made in 2019.
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2010s Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Ceramic, Glaze

Ceramic Mask (Grey) - Eleanor Aldrich - 5.5 x 6.5 - Ceramic and Glaze, 2019
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
This ceramic gas mask is part of a collection of works that Eleanor Aldrich created in 2019.
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Ceramic

Ceramic Mask - Eleanor Aldrich - 5.5 x 6.5 - Ceramic and Glaze, 2019
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
This ceramic gas mask is part of a collection of work that Eleanor Aldrich made in 2019.
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2010s Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Ceramic, Glaze

The Net Hammock - Textural figurative painting, grid with leg, brown, white, tan
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
Eleanor Aldrich’s mixed media painting “The Net Hammock” is a textural rendering of a figure resting in a sprawling hammock. Made of oil, enamel, silicone, caulking, and found trans...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Mixed Media

Wicked One- A Collaboration with Guen Montgomery - Mixed Media Painting
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
Eleanor Aldrich’s paper and caulking drawings are about the tension between physicality and image. The photographic qualities of the found images used for transfer contrast with the ...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

Cast Shadow (Hammock Swing) - Eleanor Aldrich - Mixed Media on Canvas, 2019
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
Eleanor Aldrich’s mixed media painting “Cast Shadow” is a textural rendering of a figure resting in a hammock swing. Made of oil, enamel, silicone, and caulking on canvas and panel.
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

Broken Lawn Chair With Tattoos - Eleanor Aldrich - Mixed Media on Canvas, 2018
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
Eleanor Aldrich’s mixed media painting “Broken Lawn Chair with Tattoos” is a textural rendering of a figure resting in a broken lawn chair. Made of oil, enamel, silicone, caulking, a...
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2010s Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

Sleeping Adonis - Eleanor Aldrich - 30 x 40 - Mixed Media on Canvas, 2019
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
This mixed media painting, titled "Sleeping Adonis” is a textural rendering of a figure resting in a sprawling hammock. The piece consists of oil paint, enamel, silicone, caulking, a...
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2010s Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

Teen Angst (Cielito Lindo) - Eleanor Aldrich - Contemporary Oil Painting
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
Aldrich makes use of paint straight out of the tube, a grouting tool, and combines these techniques with a rendering of a girl gazing down to the ground and a shuttlecock in the top ...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

The Bicycle
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
"The young female figure on a bike is rendered in fast, cross-contour swaths of oil, whose thickness and illusion of form belies the fact that there is no skin or body - just the tex...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

Nanette (Back with Fence) - Eleanor Aldrich - Figure - Texture - Contemporary
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
"Nanette (Back with Fence)" is a textural, contemporary figure painting by Knoxville based artist Eleanor Aldrich. Refusing engagement, the figure is turned away from the viewer. F...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

Snake Eyes - Contemporary mixed media, textural figure painting with tacks
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
In “Snake Eyes”, Eleanor Aldrich uses oil, silicone, enamel, thumbtacks, and sharpie on canvas to create a visceral exploration into a lounging back. The mixed-media painting invest...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Mixed Media

Double Portrait - Eleanor Aldrich - Contemporary Figurative Painting on Silicone
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
This painting was created with bubble wrap as a mold for silicone. Eleanor Aldrich then takes this silicone and creates the portrait you see here of a couple embraced for their portr...
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2010s Contemporary Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Silicone, Oil

Reader in a Lawn Chair - Abstract Figure Painting, textured, red stripes
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
"Reader in a Lawn Chair" is part of the latest on-going series from Eleanor Aldrich. These "behind the lawn chair" vantage points provide Aldrich with the perfect subject matter to c...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Canvas, Silicone, Paper, Oil, Panel

Fat Back - Contemporary Figurative/Abstract Oil Painting, texture, mixed media
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
"Fat Back" is part of the latest on-going series from Eleanor Aldrich. These "behind the lawn chair" vantage points provide Aldrich with the perfect subject matter to convey her mixe...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

Girl with Seagull Tattoo - abstract figurative, textured painting/mixed media
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
"Girl with Seagull Tattoo" uses caulking to create the texture of lace as the prominent physicality of the clothing is juxtaposed against a background of browns and pastels. The figu...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

The Abduction - Contemporary Figurative Mixed Media Painting, spray paint, dark
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
"The Abduction" paints a more sinister picture than what is typically seen from Eleanor Aldrich. A bullseye is placed on a child abductor as Aldrich provides her commentary on the mo...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

Fat Back with Tattoos - Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting, textural
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
"Fat Back with Tattoos" is part of the latest on-going series from Eleanor Aldrich. These "behind the lawn chair" vantage points provide Aldrich with the perfect subject matter to co...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Canvas, Silicone, Paper, Oil, Panel

Vision - Contemporary Figurative/Abstract Oil Painting on Silicone and Canvas
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
Using primarily spray paint to render an image of a woman in a burka, Aldrich creates a patterned and textured grid with silicone to define the picture plane. More info below: Ele...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

Poncho (Zig-Zag) - Eleanor Aldrich - Contemporary Figurative/Abstract Painting
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
Aldrich uses spray paint and a grouting tool to create a figure wearing a poncho. An electrifying intensity is carried throughout the painting. More info below: Eleanor Aldrich wa...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

The Softball Player - Contemporary Figurative/Abstract, Blue, Purple, Pink
By Eleanor Aldrich
Located in Nashville, TN
"The Softball Player" is a prime example of how Eleanor Aldrich utilizes an impasto technique to create texture in an oil painting. Using techniques such as layering, scraping, and a...
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2010s Abstract Eleanor Aldrich Art

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Enamel

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