21 5/16 x 15 13/16 in. (54.2 x 40.2 cm)
(New York, NY, 1930 - 2000, London)
Medium and Support:
Crayon on paper
Gift of a Friend of the Gallery
Location: Not currently on view
The year before Don Manfredi drew Skull, the New York Times singled him out in its review of an exhibition at the Weyhe Gallery: “The star here is young Don Manfredi, aged 16 . . . highly imaginative and very expert in his novel geometricizing, so to speak, of landscape.” Although he continued to paint and draw for the rest of his life, by the mid-1950s he was designing sets for Broadway productions as well. Those who met him after he arrived in Rochester in 1968 remember him as a conservator of paintings; MAG was among his clients. A few years before his death, Manfredi moved to the Italian Riviera, where he felt he would once again have time to pursue his own art.
[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]