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Chicago
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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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2015
Surrealism: The Conjured LifeMCA Chicago
2014
Disturbing InnocenceThe FLAG Art Foundation
2012
David Nolan at The Art Show 2012David Nolan Gallery
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Summer Salt, 1970

Location
Chicago
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MC
MCA Chicago
Chicago
Image rights
Photo © MCA Chicago.

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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Surrealism: The Conjured Life
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