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Michael Skop Original Oversized Pastel Drawing on Paper

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Pastel on paper
Signed to the lower right

An original oversized pastel drawing on brown paper by listed American artist Michael Skop (1932 – 2009). The drawing depicts a gorilla strangling a chicken as it prepares to dunk it into a pot of boiling water. The drawing is completed in loose, gestural linework that expressively captures the whimsical scene. This piece is signed to the lower right. It is presented under glass, in a wooden frame with gold tone finish. See related item 18CIN419-011.

Skop was a native of Cleveland, Ohio and studied sculpture with Ivan Mestrovic (a pupil of Rodin) at Syracuse University. He completed additional studies at Notre Dame, the Danish Royal Art Academy, and the University of Perugia. Skop created many sculpture commissions for private collectors and institutions throughout Europe before returning to the United States where he taught at Southern Connecticut State College. He eventually settled in Northern Kentucky where he held teaching positions at the Cincinnati Art Academy and Northern Kentucky University, and established Studio 70 in his home, a working studio with an open-door policy for artists.

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47.5" W x 37.5" H x 2.0" D

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