Dale Weaver Totten
Untitled (Bearded Men Carrying Religious Paintings)
Watercolor and ink.
Image and paper: 11 x 13 1/2 in.
Inventory number: DWT93
Signed by the artist in black ink.
Two bearded men, one wearing a robe marked with a gold cross, carrying what appear to be religious paintings in gold frames, while another man in a red cap stands behind them.
Dale Weaver Totten (1938–2008) developed a distinct artistic style throughout his prolific and diverse career, from when he began exhibiting his artwork around 1960, until after he worked for The Walt Disney Company in the late 1970s and 1980s. His later artworks include original watercolors and drawings, which he created independently, and were an extension of his professional experience. His subjects are ordinary people engaged in everyday activities, and through the fluid lines of his pen, the artist captures the essence of their movements and their place in time.
This watercolor highlights Totten’s interest in global cultures, religions, and modes of representation. The two men in the foreground, one with a gold cross stitched on his robe and each carrying a religious icon painting, are part of a holy Orthodox procession, possibly Russian or Greek. The busy lines of the artist’s pencil are dark around the two men’s facial features and greyish hats, emphasizing their attention to the gold framed artworks they hold.
The Dale Weaver Totten Collection is available exclusively at Jewel Spiegel Gallery in Englewood, New Jersey. You may read the artist’s biography here.
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