Otto Neals was born in South Carolina but he and his family moved to New York City when Neals was five years old. Although Neals studied briefly at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and studied printmaking at The Bob Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, he considers himself a self-taught artist. His work includes painting, printmaking, and stone or wood carving.
“Woman in the Wind” is a tribute to the free spirited black woman and an acknowledgment of the strength, character and strong determination that was used to overcome the tremendous obstacles to full development in a seemingly hostile society, in order to [ensure] the survival of the black family. The use of found materials used in creating the collagraph is, perhaps, indicative of the way she made do with what she had.” -Otto Neals, 1981
Title: Woman in the Wind
Artist: Otto Neals (b. 1931)
Medium: collagraph on paper
Dimensions: Image size: 13 x 17 inches; Framed: 19 ½ x 23 x 1 inches
Accession Number: H77.53
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