John Silk Deckard (American, 1938-1994) “Geometric Gestures”, circa 1960’s, signed and titled lower margin in pencil along with a/p imp designation for artist’s proof. Image depicts a group of nude male bodies in various contortions. Framed in wood frame, matted under glass. Measures 23in x 22in framed and 12in x 10in sight. Condition: light toning at top edge of print, slight waviness to paper noticeable under scrutiny at edges, frame has minor nicks.
John Silk Deckard was born 1940 in Erie, PA. He studied with renowned painter and teacher Joseph Plavcan before winning a scholarship to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Additionally he attended Edinboro State College and Carnegie-Mellon University. His works have been exhibited in galleries across America and in Europe. In 1965 Deckard was selected by the Associated American Artists in New York City to take part in his first major exhibition, A New Generation of American Printmakers. His work was also included in the Whitney Museum of American Art's Annual Exhibition 1966: Contemporary Sculpture and Prints.
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