Early Years ·

Self Portrait 1948

Self Portrait 1948

History

Executed at the age of 20, Lack’s focus on realism and his natural talent are apparent in this self-portrait. Note the violin on his dresser and pictures taped to the wall representing his interest in music. Lack presents himself gazing at the viewer with an obvious air of confidence. The drawing is quite sensitive: Lack alluded to the fabric of the shirt the suggestion of folds using minimal modeling. His face and hands are rendered precisely and capture the viewer’s attention. Lack demonstrates he understands how to use composition, to move the viewer’s eye as well and lost and found edges, to create am engaging drawing.