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Elmer Bischoff Nude in Chair, c.1960
Elmer Bischoff Nude Leaning Against Bed, 1964
Elmer Bischoff Girl Leaning Against Chair, c. 1965
Elmer Bischoff Standing Nude (partially clothed), c. 1965
Elmer Bischoff Seated Nude (with glass), 1965
Elmer Bischoff Torso of Woman, 1959
Elmer Bischoff Untitled, 1959
Elmer Bischoff Show Announcement
Elmer Bischoff Show Announcement (continued)

Press Release

On view in the Drawing Gallery is a group of figure drawing from the early 1960s by the Bay Area figurative artist Elmer Bischoff (1916-1991). The four drawings of female models, rapidly worked ink or charcoal studies as well as one more carefully modulated watercolor and gouache, were all made during the weekly drawing sessions held in Alvin Light’s Montgomery Street (San Francisco) studio which also included such artists as Richard Diebenkorn, David Park and Paul Wonner.


Seated Nude (with glass), 1965
oil crayon, wash on paper
(EBd 35)

Torso of Woman, c.1959
acrylic on paper
17 x 14 inches
(EBd 11)

Girl Leaning Against Chair, c.1965
ink, charcoal on paper
18 x 15 inches
(EBd 3)

Standing Nude, c.1965
ink wash on paper
18 x 15 inches
(EBd 5)

Untitled, c.1959
watercolor on paper
11 x 14 inches
(EBd 9)