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Item Name: Drawing
Title: Untitled
Maker: Jack Severson
Year: 1978
Country: Canadian
Materials: graphite; watercolour; crayon
Measurements: in frame: 67 cm x 82 cm; work: 32 cm x 47 cm
ID Number: ART 132
Legal Status: ART RENTAL

Extended Label Info: John Russell (Jack) Severson (1948 - ) has exhibited widely across Canada with his oil, acrylic, collage, pen, ink, and print works. Born in Regina, Severson began his studies in art at the University of North Dakota (1968). Returning to Saskatchewan, he attended the art workshops at Emma Lake. Severson studied with Ronald B. Kitaj (1970), who is remembered for fusing Pop Art collage techniques with expressionistic brushwork; and with William Wiley (1973), who was a founding member of the California Funk Movement, a group of artists who also used found objects, and created highly expressive, often figurative works that incorporated humour. In addition to his studio practice, Severson worked as a curatorial assistant at the MacKenzie Art Gallery during the 1970s. After earning his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Regina (1990), Severson taught as an art instructor at the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College (now First Nations University of Canada). His work is represented in several public collections, including MacKenzie Art Gallery (Regina), and Nickle Arts Museum (Calgary), and SK Arts.