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Deer Departed

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Jeffrey Chapman, Deer Departed, 1986, watercolor and ink on paper, Gift of Lillian Pitt, © unknown, research required, 93.58.10

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Title

Deer Departed

Artist

Jeffrey Chapman (American and Chippewa, born 1958)

Date

1986

Medium

watercolor and ink on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 27 3/8 in x 19 3/4 in; sheet: 29 15/16 in x 22 in

Collection Area

Native American Art; Modern and Contemporary Art

Category

Woodlands

Drawings

Object Type

drawing

Culture

American

Cultural Group

Ojibwa/Chippewa

Credit Line

Gift of Lillian Pitt

Accession Number

93.58.10

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

drawings

ink

Ojibwa

pens

Plains Indian

watercolor

watercolors

windows

Description

Many of Chapman’s works combine a surrealist vision with a very Native American sense of humor. Often, his compositions feature a window that seems to float in space and looks out into a forest. In some instances, there are otherworldly creatures that stare back through the glass and confront the viewer in a very unsettling manner. In Deer Departed, Chapman has outlined a deer head in the broken window and makes a pun out of the title.

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