Newman and Lisa Brotman, card-carrying members of the Washington Color Pencil School, in the early 1970s
I met a lot of artists in my job managing the art supply store at the Corcoran College in 1971. We were all mainly figurative artists rather than Color School abstract minimalists, and we formed a group called the Washington Color Pencil School. The name came from the title of our group show at the Corcoran in 1973, kind of a tongue-in-cheek response to the Color School. There were four other members of the Washington Color Pencil School: Carmen Almon, Isabella LeClair, Bill Lombardo, and Lisa Brotman. Rockne Krebs was an honorary member.
Excerpt from the book 'Peripheral Vision': William Newman as transcribed by Casey Smith
The Soul Is In The Coccyx, 1972
Somebody's Box, color pencil on paper, 1973
Cracker Cruncher, color pencil on paper, 1973
Fishing, color pencil on paper, 1973
Anticipated Motivation, color pencil on paper, 1973
Portrait of My First Wife, color pencil on paper, 1973
The Pipeline, color pencil on paper, 1972
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