The Courtauld announces acquisition of 8 metalpoint drawings by artist Susan Schwalb

The Courtauld announces acquisition of 8 metalpoint drawings by artist Susan Schwalb

The Courtauld announced that it has acquired eight drawings by the American artist Susan Schwalb (b.1944), one of the foremost figures in the revival of the metalpoint technique. The new acquisitions represent Schwalb’s career from the earliest Parchment (4/V/81) of 1981 to Harmonizations #3 of 2017. Seven of the metalpoint drawings have been purchased through a generous gift of the Tavolozza Foundation, with one further work donated by the artist. The works are a significant addition to The Courtauld’s small collection of metalpoint drawings, and enhance the representation of female, as well as American, artists in the gallery’s collection of contemporary works on paper. In May 2019, Schwalb was invited by The Courtauld’s Research department to give a seminar on the metalpoint drawing technique and it was this close encounter with her work that generated The Courtauld’s interest in her
The Courtauld announced that it has acquired eight drawings by the American artist Susan Schwalb (b.1944), one of the foremost figures in the revival of the metalpoint technique. The new acquisitions represent Schwalb’s career from the earliest Parchment (4/V/81) of 1981 to Harmonizations #3 of 2017. Seven of the metalpoint drawings have been purchased through a generous gift of the Tavolozza Foundation, with one further work donated by the artist. The works are a significant addition to The Courtauld’s small collection of metalpoint drawings, and enhance the representation of female, as well as American, artists in the gallery’s collection of contemporary works on paper. In May 2019, Schwalb was invited by The Courtauld’s Research department to give a seminar on the metalpoint drawing technique and it was this close encounter with her work that generated The Courtauld’s interest in her