Jim Nutt
American, born 1938
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Surrealism: The Conjured Life,
MCA Chicago
David Nolan at The Art Show 2012,
David Nolan Gallery
David Nolan at Art 43 Basel,
David Nolan Gallery

Jim Nutt was a member of the Imagist and Hairy Who groups centered in Chicago in the 1960s and ‘70s. His graphic, vividly sexual, and psychological work was influenced by African and American Indian art, Surrealism, Expressionism, and the illustration of comic books, opposing the New York abstraction then dominant. In recent decades, Nutt has focused on paintings and graphite drawings of flat, stylized women with signature large noses, painstakingly rendered in terms of pattern, surface, and line quality.

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