Elizabeth Osborne Nava

Nava, 1975

acrylic on canvas

20 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches

Profile with Palette, 1981

watercolor and graphite on paper

19 x 19 1/2 inches

Elizabeth Osborne Standing Nude

Standing Nude, 1987

watercolor on paper

30 x 22 inches 

Elizabeth Osborne Nava Seated

Nava Seated, 1983

color lithograph

22 x 30 inches

Reclining Nude and Palette, 2002

watercolor and graphite on paper

23 x 30 inches

Reclining Nude with Textiles, 1971

colored pencil on paper

11 x 14 inches

Reclining Nava, (Woman in a Yellow Cloth), 1988

conte crayon and watercolor on paper

30 x 41 inches 

Nude on Violet Blanket with Flower, 2002

watercolor and charcoal on paper

18 x 24 inches

Elizabeth Osborne Winter Still Life

Winter Still Life, 1982

color lithograph

30 x 23 inches

Elizabeth Osborne Locks Gallery

Belgravia East, 1973
acrylic on canvas
50 x 36 inches

Still Life with Flowers and Shells, 1977

watercolor on Arches

22 1/4 x 30 inches

Press Release

In conversation with the exhibition of Matisse drawings and prints, Locks will present a concurrent exhibition of works on paper by prominent Philadelphia artist, Elizabeth Osborne. This exhibition, Homage to… features works that exemplify the artist’s process as well as her deep relationship to her models. Osborne, an artist greatly-influenced by Matisse’s use of color and light, explores interior space and decoration to create intimate portraits of her subjects, many of whom she remains close to, after having worked with them for decades. The watercolor studies and drawings featured in this exhibition are intensely personal—capturing, like Matisse, the individual spark of her models in rich blocks of color and simple lines.


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