Ugo Adriano Graziotti (Italian/American, 1912 -2000), "Sketch of a Young Female Nude"-1951, ink wash on paper, signed lower left. Work depicting a standing female nude with short curled hair with patterned head band in Egyptian style with hands wrapped around loosely sketched tree trunk and branches, perhaps recalling Eve in the Garden of Eden. Verso with two handwritten labels including one from the Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington with artist's name stamped with presumably studio or home address as well as 00185 registration number and "Girl with Bamboo, Green Ink as well as original price. Other label with date and other information on the work such as medium in Italian. Framed 24.5" x 20.5". Sight size approximately 14.5" x 7". Note: Graziotti was a sculptor, painter, and also a mathematician. He worked as a professor at the 'Fra Angelico Institute for the Study of Sacred Art in Italy. Later when back in the United States, he taught at the Art Institute and the Cooper School of Art in Cleveland, Ohio. Graziotti later won a prize for his art from the Huntington Foundation in Pacific Palisades causing him to relocate to California, where he served as Assistant Professor at the California College of Art and Crafts in Oakland and was a Professor of Anatomy at the Art League of California. He is also noted for winning the Theill Portrait Award in 1955 and the Anna Lee Stacey Award in Los Angeles in 1958 .
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