Artwork Information

  • Title:

    Crouching Nude

  • Artist:

    De Creeft, Jose

  • Artist Bio:

    American (born in Spain), 1884–1982

  • Date:

    about 1940–45

  • Medium:

    Ink and graphite on paper

  • Dimensions:

    16 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Roland P. Murdock Collection

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

The particular character of de Creeft’s drawings, such as Crouching Nude, has been succinctly described by Dorothy Grafly in an interview with the artist: “His own drawings are actually line-enclosed forms. You sense not only the linear flow that vitalizes the figure, but also the pulsating tri-dimensional form that makes the flow possible.”1

  1.  Dorothy Grafly, “José de Creeft,” American Artist, March, 1947,p. 30.