One volume sketchbook with 27 pages, spiral-bound. Ink wash and graphite were used to create images. Brushstrokes are thick, bold, and expressionistic. The entire sketchbook consists of figure studies, most of which are full-length. Images include: twelve standing figures, five reclining figures, two bust studies, one crouching figure, and one study of a face. There are six entirely blank pages and only two pages with images on both the front and verso. One of the blank pages consists of the inscription (handwritten in blue pen): "Sketch pad of my late husband David Park, Lydia Park Moore 8-29-66." Condition: both front and back covers are gone. Pages are in good condition with no tears, but are heavily stained with liquid (coffee?) and various media and materials, mostly drippings of paint. Smudged fingerprints cover many of the pages.
Sketchbook, circa 1960. David Park papers, 1917-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560