Two Forms in Space
A painter, sculptor, educator, and graphic artist, Tom Lias did not achieve the fame of the leading artists of the time. His work nonetheless exemplifies many of the same qualities. Here, Lias unites certain formal characteristics of the period’s painting with the prevalent graphic-design principles in a composition of architectural spaces.
Lithograph and intaglio on light board
image: 14 3/8 x 10 3/16 in. (36.5 x 25.8 cm)
sheet: 16 7/8 x 10 13/16 in. (42.8 x 27.5 cm)
mat: 15 15/16 x 22 1/16 in. (40.5 x 56 cm) (show scale)
Signed, lower right, in graphite: "Tom Lias '46".
Inscribed, lower left, in graphite: "Two Forms in Space 10/15"; lower right, in graphite: "Tom Lias '46"; on mat, below sheet, lower center edge, in graphite: "Two Forms in Space" [underlined].
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Tom Lias (American, 1903-1960). Two Forms in Space, 1946. Lithograph and intaglio on light board, image: 14 3/8 x 10 3/16 in. (36.5 x 25.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Museum of Modern Art, 70.113.1. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 70.113.1.jpg)
overall, 70.113.1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2003
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