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Tom Lias

Contemporary Art

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.
MEDIUM Color intaglio on light board
DATES 1950
DIMENSIONS Plate: 11 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. (29.8 x 37.5 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed, "Tom Lias '50" intaglio
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Museum of Modern Art
RIGHTS STATEMENT © artist or artist's estate
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CAPTION Tom Lias (American, born 1903). Chaste, 1950. Color intaglio on light board, Plate: 11 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. (29.8 x 37.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Museum of Modern Art, 70.113.3. © artist or artist's estate
IMAGE overall, 70.113.3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2003
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