X
MOV File
Online Collections

Dawn

Tom%20Cramer%2C%20%3Cb%3E%3Ci%3E%20Dawn%3C%2Fi%3E%3C%2Fb%3E%2C%201999%2C%20paint%20and%20gilding%20on%20panel%2C%20Gift%20of%20the%20Contemporary%20Art%20Council%2C%20%26%23169%3B%20unknown%2C%20research%20required%2C%202000.15.1
Tom Cramer, Dawn, 1999, paint and gilding on panel, Gift of the Contemporary Art Council, © unknown, research required, 2000.15.1

This work is not currently on view.

Save to My Collection
Facebook Twitter
Details
Title

Dawn

Artist

Tom Cramer (American, born 1960)

Date

1999

Medium

paint and gilding on panel

Dimensions (H x W x D)

23 1/2 in x 23 1/4 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature/maker's mark: on reverse

Collection Area

Modern and Contemporary Art; Northwest Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of the Contemporary Art Council

Accession Number

2000.15.1

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

gilding

paintings

panels

Description

Tom Cramer’s art hovers effortlessly between painting and carving, between figuration and abstraction. Cramer, who was born in Portland, received his training at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and at Pratt Art Institute. His early, figurative works in wood referenced sources that ranged from comic book illustrations to tribal art and German expressionism, and took the form of roughly carved totems, wall pieces and the occasional painted car. Travels in India and in Europe have influenced Cramer’s palette, imagery and carving. The result has been greater refinement in pieces such as the three shown here, where subtle coloration and delicate carving are frequently enhanced by the use of gold or silver leaf.

History
Related Artworks
Media
IMLS logoNEA logoNEH logo

The Portland Art Museum’s Online Collections site is brought to you thanks to support provided by the State of Oregon through its second Culture, History, Arts, Movies, and Preservation funding program and generous awards from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This Portland Art Museum's Online Collections site is powered by MWeb.