Claire Weissman Wilks • The Artist's Life (Series 2)

Claire Weissman Wilks • The Artists Life (Series 2)

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Part of The Artist's Life series

Claire Weissman Wilks is a 71-year-old Toronto sculptor, painter and lithographer best known for her depictions of women and sexuality. Her drawings are startling and controversial and, when first created, were rarely accepted into shows in "conservative Toronto galleries."

Discussing her lifelong work with figure drawings, she relates the liberation she felt when she finally got past the "tyranny of the model" after 20 years. She explains her preference for working in black and white, the value of being obsessed with a project, and the importance of putting down a strong black line. She also delves into some of the technical points of her work, including running a monoprint dry to get a "ghost print," a technique she frequently uses to achieve a fresco look.


Titles included in this series:

Harold Klunder
Badanna Zack
Jeff Winch
Sarah Jane Gorlitz
Peter Rotter
Kathy Vatcher
Ian Lazarus
Tim Whiten
Gretta Gibney
David Urban
Paul Roorda
Karen Azoulay

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