A Pupil's Progress
12 x 8 1/2" UNFRAMED
Lowry juxtaposes two children's reading books in this collage with detailing the alphabet, introducing the letter A to Adam, whose fall from grace and inherent sin Christians believe we all share. Harsh words for the letter A! Next to it is the alphabet in upper and lower case inscribed on a paddle. Beneath it is a child's beginning reader with young Robert as the subject. The text is partially obscured by a disk. Both texts are joined vertically by the anatomical muscular schema of a man, whose lower half ends in some form of cephalopod. Signed and dated on the bottom right.
b. United States, 1946-2009
Gift of John Gothold and the Kohler Foundation, Inc.
LOWRY, Janice and b. United States, 1946-2009, “LOWRY, Janice,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed January 29, 2023, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/16741.