Charles Spencer Chaplin
by March 1924
25 1/2 x 19 3/8 in. (64.8 x 49.2 cm)
E. E. Cummings
(Cambridge, MA, 1894 - 1962, North Conway, NH)
Medium and Support:
Ink on paper
Gift of Dr. Michael L. Watson
Location: Not currently on view
E.E. Cummings was an accomplished visual artist as well as one of America's greatest poets. Some of his early work was reproduced in The Dial, a magazine that was published from 1920 - 1929. The Dial's offerings included prose, poetry, critical reviews, as well as visual arts. Because of Cummings' friendship with the publisher, James Sibley Watson, Jr., he had an early relationship with the publication, which published his poems, his essays, and his drawings. James Sibley Watson, Jr., also provided Cummings with an apartment at 4 Patchin Place in Greenwich Village.
Watson, who along with his wife Hildegarde Lasell Watson, were supporters of a number of other artists, including sculptor Gaston Lachaise. He was the son of Emily Sibley Watson, who founded the Memorial Art Gallery of the Unversity of Rochester in 1913.
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