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Academic Study of the Hand
1950s Ink, Graphite & Colored Pencil


Dellard Cassity

This mid 20th century anatomical study of the hand is by Illinois artist Dellard Cassity (1926-2008). Cassity graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Fine Art. While internationally recognized artists such as Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly and Victor Vasarely were pioneering the styles of Hard-Edge abstraction and Optical Art in the world's big cities, Dellard Cassity was quietly doing the same in his small town of Litchfield, Illinois, a drastic change from his early academic and post-academic pieces of the 1940s-50s as seen here.

Mid 20th Century
Ink, Graphite, and Colored Pencil on Paper
13.5"x11" unframed

Good vintage condition.