Clarence Holbrook Carter (1904-2000) achieved a level of national artistic success that was nearly unprecedented among Cleveland School artists of his day, with representation by major New York dealers, scores of awards and solo exhibits, and streams of praise flowing from pens of the top art critics. Over the course of his 60+ year career Carter evolved from an exceptionally fine American Scene painter capable of evoking deep reservoirs of mood, into an abstractionist with a strongly surrealist bent.

While his two bodies of work seem at first to be worlds apart, owing to their different formal vocabularies, they, in fact, explore virtually the same subject: the nexus between life and death and the transition from earth to spirit. The early work finds its expressive power through specific people, events, and landscapes—most of which are drawn from his experiences growing up in the river town of Portsmouth, Ohio—while the later work from the 1960s on evokes potent states of being through pure flat shape, color and form that read as universals. As his primary form he adopted the ovoid or egg shape, endowing it with varying degrees of transparency. Alone or in multiples, the egg moves through Carter’s landscapes and architectural settings like a sentient spirit on a restless quest.

Born and raised in southern Ohio along the banks of the mercurial Ohio River and its treacherous floods, Carter developed a love of drawing as a child, and was encouraged by both his parents. He was self-directed, found inspiration all around him, and was strongly encouraged by the fact that his teenage work consistently captured art prizes in county and state fairs. Although money was tight after his father (who was a postal worker) died suddenly of a stroke, Carter’s mother supported his desire to study at the Cleveland School of Art from 1923-27, where he trained under painters Henry Keller, Frank Wilcox and Paul Travis.

In the summer of 1927, Carter studied in Capri with the modernist Hans Hofmann, where he carried out compositional exercises in charcoal and paint, recording the lucid spatial order of stairs, walls, roofs, arches and other elements of the island’s compressed architecture. Returning to Cleveland in 1929, Carter had his first solo show, and through Milliken taught studio classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art from 1930-37. In 1934, he worked under the auspices of the Public Works of Art Project and won a commission to paint two murals in Cleveland’s Public Auditorium. In 1936, he painted a post office mural in Ravenna, Ohio, as well as one for the post office in his hometown of Portsmouth, where his father had worked. He then headed the Northeast Ohio division of the painting projects arm of the Works Progress Administration, a subsequent government art program. In 1938, he moved to Pittsburgh to teach at the Carnegie Institute of Technology until 1944. Carter’s American Scene paintings of the ’30s and ’40s, which launched his artistic star, are the works for which the artist remains best known.

During and immediately after World War II, Clarence Carter realized his attraction to bold pattern, dramatic perspective and eye-catching hard-edged design was a poor fit with the prevailing style of Abstract Expressionism. Fortunately, these same hallmarks of his style were prized within the realm of commercial art. Thus, from 1944-1959, Carter became a veritable “Mad Man [Madison Avenue Man],” designing ambitious series of advertisements for major corporations such as Alcoa and The National City Bank of New York (Citibank) which appeared on the back covers of Fortune magazine, and on inside pages of Time, Newsweek, Business Week, and US News & World Report. Carter described this period of his life as one of incredible inventiveness and imagination. It freed him up to be far more experimental in his approach to image-making.

Around 1964 Carter acknowledged a need to break from the confines of representational painting. Once Carter had found a potent symbol in the egg, he used it to create an astounding body of imagery for the rest of his life. Among the most ambitious of all his later paintings were his Transections, a theological term meaning to cross, specifically between life and death.

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Works by Clarence Holbrook Carter

Still Life with Pheasant

Still Life with Pheasant, 1925 Clarence Holbrook Carter

The Lady of Shalott

The Lady of Shalott, 1927 Clarence Holbrook Carter

The Buckling House

The Buckling House, 1928 Clarence Holbrook Carter

LaFonson's Pride

LaFonson's Pride, 1928 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Kentucky Hills

Kentucky Hills, 1929 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Green House

Green House, 1930 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Elmira Star Barn

Elmira Star Barn, 1931 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Blonde

Blonde, 1932 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Mary Anne Moore

Mary Anne Moore, 1932 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Lemons

Lemons, 1933 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Mathilde

Mathilde, 1935 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Subzero, Cleveland

Subzero, Cleveland, 1939 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Still Life with Apples

Still Life with Apples, 1940 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Pensive Girl (Phyllis)

Pensive Girl (Phyllis), 1941 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Hospitalities Long Past

Hospitalities Long Past, 1941 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Riding the Surf

Riding the Surf, 1945 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Snow in the Forest

Snow in the Forest, 1945 Clarence Holbrook Carter

We Demand (Strike)

We Demand (Strike), 1946 Clarence Holbrook Carter

The Bird Vendor of Caracas

The Bird Vendor of Caracas, 1946 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Woman of Caracas

Woman of Caracas, 1946 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Young Farmer

Young Farmer, 1946 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Woman with Mantilla

Woman with Mantilla, 1948 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Squirrels in a Cage

Squirrels in a Cage, 1949 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Late Night Street No. 1, Study for National City Bank of New York Christmas Card

Late Night Street No. 1, Study for National City Bank of New York Christmas Card, 1950 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Late Night Street No. 2, Study for National City Bank of New York Christmas Card

Late Night Street No. 2, Study for National City Bank of New York Christmas Card, 1950 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for

Study for "Paper . . . and The National City Bank of New York", 1952 Clarence Holbrook Carter

How Many Times?

How Many Times?, 1952 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Weight of History

Weight of History, 1953 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for

Study for "Aluminum . . . and The National City Bank of New York", 1953 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for

Study for "Pharmaceuticals . . . and The National City Bank of New York", 1953 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for

Study for "Meat Packing . . . and The National City Bank of New York", 1954 Clarence Holbrook Carter

King Cotton, Study for

King Cotton, Study for "Cotton . . . and The National City Bank of New York", 1954 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for

Study for "Farm Equipment . . . and The National City Bank of New York", 1955 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Cover of Modern Plastics Magazine, September 1958

Study for Cover of Modern Plastics Magazine, September 1958 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Precarious Balance No. 2

Precarious Balance No. 2, 1960 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Seeing Egg

Seeing Egg, c. 1960s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Torso

Torso, c. 1960 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Departing from the System

Departing from the System, 1961 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Radioactive

Radioactive, 1961 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Arrows

Arrows, 1961 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Terror of History No. 1

Terror of History No. 1, 1962 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center, 1962 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Over and Above No. 8

Over and Above No. 8, 1963 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Over & Above Cat, “Who Me?”

Over & Above Cat, “Who Me?”, 1963 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Gear

Gear, 1964 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Over and Above No. 15

Over and Above No. 15, 1964 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Over and Above No. 17

Over and Above No. 17, 1965 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Air Chamber

Air Chamber, 1965 Clarence Holbrook Carter

On the Red Line

On the Red Line, 1965 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Balancing Act

Balancing Act, 1965 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Leda and the Swan

Leda and the Swan, 1965 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Eye of the Desert

Eye of the Desert, 1965 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Divided

Divided, 1965 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Chromatic

Chromatic, 1965 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Medieval Heads

Medieval Heads, 1966 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Icon Mandala

Icon Mandala, 1967 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Torso No. 3

Torso No. 3, 1967 Clarence Holbrook Carter

King Tut No. 2

King Tut No. 2, 1968 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Mandala No. 4

Mandala No. 4, 1968 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Still Life with Watermelon

Still Life with Watermelon, 1968 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Mandala No. 15

Mandala No. 15, 1969 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Yellow Mandala

Yellow Mandala, 1969 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Red Mandala

Red Mandala, 1969 Clarence Holbrook Carter

White and Black Mandala

White and Black Mandala, 1969 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Yellow Mandala

Yellow Mandala, c. 1970s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Blue Mandala

Blue Mandala, 1970 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Caged

Caged, 1971 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Fault Lines

Fault Lines, 1971 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Transection No. 3

Transection No. 3, 1972 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Transection No. 15

Transection No. 15, 1972 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Icon Cruciferon

Icon Cruciferon, 1972-73 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Transection

Transection, 1972 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Chimera No. 6

Chimera No. 6, 1973 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Eschatos No. 16

Eschatos No. 16, 1973 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Following

Following, 1973 Clarence Holbrook Carter

In the Window

In the Window, 1973 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Ablaze

Ablaze, 1973-1979 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Chimeras

Chimeras, 1974 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Over and Above: Lion

Over and Above: Lion, 1974 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Eschatos

Eschatos, 1974 Clarence Holbrook Carter

It's Time

It's Time, 1974 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Eschatos: Storming, Study for Eschatos No. 32

Eschatos: Storming, Study for Eschatos No. 32, 1976 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Green Mandala

Green Mandala, 1976 Clarence Holbrook Carter

City Scape

City Scape, 1978 Clarence Holbrook Carter

The Mayor

The Mayor, 1979 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Quadratic

Quadratic, 1979 Clarence Holbrook Carter

The Gold Coast

The Gold Coast, 1979 Clarence Holbrook Carter

The Cry

The Cry, 1979 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Hesitant

Hesitant, 1979 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Villa by the Sea

Villa by the Sea, 1979 Clarence Holbrook Carter

"Is that so?", 1980 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Surveillance

Study for Surveillance, 1981 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Rainbow Mandala

Rainbow Mandala, 1983 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Eschatos

Eschatos, 1983 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Haunted by Memories

Haunted by Memories, 1986 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Oversight

Oversight, 1989 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Waterbury Monument

Waterbury Monument, 1990 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Transection No. 2

Transection No. 2, 1991 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Maze

Maze, 1991 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Coming Storm Over Roviano, Italy

Coming Storm Over Roviano, Italy, 1927 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Confederate Soldiers' Cemetery, Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio

Confederate Soldiers' Cemetery, Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, 1929 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Sleeping Cat

Sleeping Cat, 1929 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Performing Elephants and Seal

Performing Elephants and Seal, c. 1930s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Aerial Performer

Aerial Performer, 1931 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Portsmouth and Kentucky Hills

Portsmouth and Kentucky Hills, 1932 Clarence Holbrook Carter

The Gathering of Grapes

The Gathering of Grapes, 1932 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Toilet d'une femme

Toilet d'une femme, 1932 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Capri Cat

Capri Cat, 1932 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Sisters

Sisters, 1934 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Kentucky Tobacco

Kentucky Tobacco, 1934 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Flora

Flora, 1935 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Riderless Racers

Riderless Racers, 1935 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Patterns of Antiquity

Patterns of Antiquity, 1937 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Petore, Venezuela

Petore, Venezuela, 1944 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Walking Nude

Walking Nude, 1945 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Armando Reveron

Armando Reveron, 1946 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Reveron's Ladies

Reveron's Ladies, 1946 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Macuto Mannequin

Macuto Mannequin, 1946 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Office Files and City View

Study for Office Files and City View, c. 1950s Clarence Holbrook Carter

In the Atmosphere

In the Atmosphere, c. 1950s Clarence Holbrook Carter

The Launch

The Launch, c. 1950s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Foundry

Foundry, c. 1950s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for

Study for "Aluminum . . . and The National City Bank of New York", 1953 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for

Study for "Meat Packing . . . and The National City Bank of New York", 1954 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Asteroid

Asteroid, 1955 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Modern Plastics Magazine

Study for Modern Plastics Magazine, 1958 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Pinnacle

Pinnacle, c. 1960s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Double Ovoids with Blue and Black

Double Ovoids with Blue and Black, 1960s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Cicada

Cicada, c. 1960s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Bird Woman

Bird Woman, 1960 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Math Man No. 4

Study for Math Man No. 4, 1960 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Christmas in Space

Christmas in Space, 1961 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Torso

Torso, 1961 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Ninth Hour

Ninth Hour, 1961 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for 'The Victim'

Study for 'The Victim', 1962 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Dichotomy

Dichotomy, 1962 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Projective No. 1

Projective No. 1, 1962 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Projective No. 3

Projective No. 3, 1962 Clarence Holbrook Carter

In and Out

In and Out, 1963 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Over and Above: Cicada

Over and Above: Cicada, 1963 Clarence Holbrook Carter

People

People, 1964 Clarence Holbrook Carter

St. Francis Before the Cross

St. Francis Before the Cross, 1964 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Seeing Egg No. 2

Seeing Egg No. 2, 1965 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Vetriculus Egg

Vetriculus Egg, 1965 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Peering Out, Study for Medieval Heads

Peering Out, Study for Medieval Heads, c. 1966 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Torso No. 1

Torso No. 1, 1967 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Torso No. 5

Torso No. 5, 1967 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Torso No. 3

Torso No. 3, 1967 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Torso No. 4

Torso No. 4, 1967 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Mandala No. 5

Mandala No. 5, 1968 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Green and Red Mandala

Green and Red Mandala, 1969 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Silver and Black Mandala

Silver and Black Mandala, 1969 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Green Mandala

Green Mandala, 1969 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Expanding Mandala

Expanding Mandala, c. 1970s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Reverberations

Reverberations, 1970 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Green Orb No. 2

Green Orb No. 2, c. 1970s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Green Mandala

Green Mandala, 1970 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Blue Mandala

Blue Mandala, 1970 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Reverberations

Reverberations, 1971 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Joseph and his Brothers

Joseph and his Brothers, 1971 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Transection No. 3

Transection No. 3, 1973 Clarence Holbrook Carter

John Bunyon in Bedford Jail - 1667

John Bunyon in Bedford Jail - 1667, 1975 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Green Mandala

Green Mandala, 1976 Clarence Holbrook Carter

The Burning Bush

The Burning Bush, 1977 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Eschatos 23

Eschatos 23, 1977 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Sunset

Sunset, 1977 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Tulip

Tulip, 1977 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Eschatos No. 18

Eschatos No. 18, 1977 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Transection

Transection, 1978 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Transection

Transection, 1978 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Abstract Tulip

Abstract Tulip, 1978 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Ninth Hour

Ninth Hour, 1978 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Fiery Furnace

Fiery Furnace, 1978 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Outside the Limits

Outside the Limits, 1979 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Maidenhead

Maidenhead Clarence Holbrook Carter

Up the Avenue

Up the Avenue, 1979 Clarence Holbrook Carter

The Clowns Making Up

The Clowns Making Up, 1979 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Highway

Highway, 1979 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Watcher

Watcher, 1979 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Carousel by the Sea

Carousel by the Sea, 1979 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Eschatos No. 21

Eschatos No. 21, 1979 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Homestead

Homestead, 1979 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Two Acrobats

Two Acrobats, 1979 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Transection with Architectural Forms

Transection with Architectural Forms, c. 1908s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Procession

Procession, c. 1980s Clarence Holbrook Carter

The Flood

The Flood, 1981 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Maze

Maze, 1982 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for 'Haunted by Memories'

Study for 'Haunted by Memories', 1986 Clarence Holbrook Carter

The Way Out

The Way Out, 1992 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for “The Patient Cow”

Study for “The Patient Cow”, 1928 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Circus Figure Sketch

Circus Figure Sketch, c. 1920 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Carousel, Study

Carousel, Study , c. 1920 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Circus Acrobat

Circus Acrobat, c. 1920s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Bottles and Beakers

Bottles and Beakers, 1923 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Eating Alone

Eating Alone, 1924 Clarence Holbrook Carter

"Fire Out the Window of a John Huntington Classroom", 1926 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Anticoli at Night

Anticoli at Night, 1927 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Woman Spinning, Anticoli Corrado, Italy

Woman Spinning, Anticoli Corrado, Italy, 1927 Clarence Holbrook Carter

The Water Carrier, Anticoli Corrado, Italy

The Water Carrier, Anticoli Corrado, Italy, c. 1927 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Composition Capri

Composition Capri, 1927 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Steps and Vineyard

Steps and Vineyard, 1927 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Donkey

Donkey, 1927 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Conversazione, Anticoli Corrado

Conversazione, Anticoli Corrado, 1927 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Anticoli Corrado, Italy

Anticoli Corrado, Italy, 1927 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Mother and Child

Mother and Child, c. 1927 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Stairwell at the Cleveland School of Art

Study for Stairwell at the Cleveland School of Art, 1927 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Hat Display on the Rue Grammont, Paris

Study for Hat Display on the Rue Grammont, Paris, 1928 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for 'Lafonson's Pride'

Study for 'Lafonson's Pride', 1928 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Monument to Kossuth

Monument to Kossuth, 1929 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Tunisian and Mexican Girl, c. 1930s

Tunisian and Mexican Girl, c. 1930s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Tobacco Plant Study

Tobacco Plant Study, 1930 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Circus Performers

Circus Performers, c. 1930s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Circus Horses

Circus Horses, c. 1930s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Couples at Diner

Couples at Diner, 1930 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Café Scene

Café Scene, 1930 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Sphinx

Study for Sphinx, c. 1930's Clarence Holbrook Carter

Theodore Roosevelt in Pith Helmet

Theodore Roosevelt in Pith Helmet, c. 1930s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Standing Nude

Standing Nude, c. 1930s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Gathered at the Table, Study for

Gathered at the Table, Study for "Let Us Give Thanks", 1930 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Conductor

Conductor, 1930 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Line Out of Boat

Line Out of Boat, 1930 Clarence Holbrook Carter

The Mourners

The Mourners, 1930 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Circus Horse

Circus Horse, c. 1930s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Circus Girl

Circus Girl, c. 1930s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Reclining Nude

Reclining Nude, c. 1930s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Mother and Child

Mother and Child, c. 1930s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Lake George Steamer

Lake George Steamer, 1931 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Summer Night

Summer Night, 1932 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Fence and Corn Crib, Chillicothe, Ohio

Fence and Corn Crib, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1932 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Reclining Nude

Reclining Nude, 1932 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Three Studies for 'Trapeze Artists'

Three Studies for 'Trapeze Artists', 1933 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Mummers

Study for Mummers, 1933 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Jack Greitzer at the Palmer House, Chicago World's Fair

Jack Greitzer at the Palmer House, Chicago World's Fair, 1933 Clarence Holbrook Carter

"Give Us This Day", Self-Portrait Study for Let Us Give Thanks, 1933 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Standing Nude

Standing Nude, 1934 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Standing Nude

Standing Nude, 1934 Clarence Holbrook Carter

At Sea

At Sea, 1935 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Lake Superior Locks

Lake Superior Locks, 1935 Clarence Holbrook Carter

On Board the Fink

On Board the Fink, 1935 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Standing Nude

Standing Nude, 1935 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Drawings for Entrance Hall of William M. Milliken at Wade Park Manor, No. 1-3

Drawings for Entrance Hall of William M. Milliken at Wade Park Manor, No. 1-3, 1938 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Torso

Torso, 1940 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Seated Nude

Seated Nude, 1940 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Race Horse and Jockey

Race Horse and Jockey, c. 1940s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Woman on Train

Woman on Train, c. 1940s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Commuters

Commuters , 1940 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Waiting for the Train

Waiting for the Train, c. 1940s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Standing Nude

Standing Nude, c. 1940s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Standing Nude

Standing Nude, 1940 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Men

Men, 1940 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Reclining Torso

Reclining Torso, 1941 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Woman Gathering Coal, Study for Jane Reed and Dora Hunt

Woman Gathering Coal, Study for Jane Reed and Dora Hunt, 1941 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Standing Nude

Standing Nude, 1941 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Seated Nude

Seated Nude, 1941 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Sketch for

Sketch for "Jane Reed and Dora Hunt", 1941 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Finished Study for

Finished Study for "Jane Reed and Dora Hunt", 1941 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Store Interior - Suriname

Store Interior - Suriname, 1944 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Acrobat

Acrobat, 1946 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Carousel Sketch

Carousel Sketch, c. 1946 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Sketch for

Sketch for "Circus Performer", 1947 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Radiation Room at Sloan Kettering

Radiation Room at Sloan Kettering, 1947 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Ohio River Boat

Ohio River Boat, 1949 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Working in the Sun

Working in the Sun, 1949 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Orb with Green, Blue, Purple, and Gold

Orb with Green, Blue, Purple, and Gold, c. 1950s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Angel

Angel, c. 1950s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Powerlines No. 1, Study for

Powerlines No. 1, Study for "Communications . . . and The National City Bank of New York", c. 1950's Clarence Holbrook Carter

Powerlines No. 2, Study for

Powerlines No. 2, Study for "Communications . . . and The National City Bank of New York", c. 1950's Clarence Holbrook Carter

Calisthenics

Calisthenics, c. 1950s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for an Atom

Study for an Atom, c. 1950s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Late Night Street No. 2, National City Bank of New York Christmas Card

Study for Late Night Street No. 2, National City Bank of New York Christmas Card, c. 1950 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Communication

Communication, 1951 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for

Study for "Shipping . . . and The National City Bank of New York", 1953 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Yellow Geometries

Yellow Geometries, 1953 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Industrial Roller, Study for War Bride

Industrial Roller, Study for War Bride, 1953 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for

Study for "Glass . . . and The National City Bank of New York", 1953 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Semi-Trucks, The National City Bank of New York

Semi-Trucks, The National City Bank of New York, c. 1955 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Manhattan View

Manhattan View, 1955 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Pipelines

Pipelines, 1955 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Volcano, Taormina

Volcano, Taormina, 1956 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for

Study for "Black Diamonds, The National City Bank of New York", c. 1956 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Crucifix

Crucifix, 1957 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for

Study for "Splendid in Ashes" Book Cover for The Viking Press, 1958 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Flag Stripes No. 1

Flag Stripes No. 1, c. 1960s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Flag Stripes No. 2

Flag Stripes No. 2, c. 1960s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Looking in Different Directions

Looking in Different Directions, c. 1960s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Over and Above: Fish

Over and Above: Fish Clarence Holbrook Carter

Over and Above: Kangaroo

Over and Above: Kangaroo, c. 1960s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Triptych

Study for Triptych, 1960s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Neon Ovoids

Neon Ovoids, c. 1960s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Transection in Red and Green

Transection in Red and Green, c. 1960s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Triple Balance: Red and Black

Triple Balance: Red and Black, c. 1960s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Triptych

Study for Triptych Clarence Holbrook Carter

J.F.K. Election Sketch

J.F.K. Election Sketch, 1960 Clarence Holbrook Carter

"There is Always a Division Divided" Clarence Holbrook Carter

J.F.K. Election

J.F.K. Election, 1960 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Astronaut

Astronaut, 1960 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Sun

Sun, 1960 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Romanesque

Romanesque, c. 1960s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Eggs and Flags, J.F.K. Election Sketch

Eggs and Flags, J.F.K. Election Sketch, c. 1960 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Over and Above Study: Fish

Over and Above Study: Fish, c. 1960s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Over and Above Study: Fish

Over and Above Study: Fish, c. 1960s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Over and Above Study: Mountain Goat

Over and Above Study: Mountain Goat, 1960 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Over and Above Study: Mouse

Over and Above Study: Mouse, c. 1960s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged, 1960 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Spiral Staircase

Spiral Staircase, 1960 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Top of the Stairs

Top of the Stairs, 1960 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Over and Above Study: Squirrel

Over and Above Study: Squirrel, c. 1960s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Volcano and arch, Taormina

Volcano and arch, Taormina, 1961 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Volcanic Eruption, Taormina

Volcanic Eruption, Taormina, c. 1961 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Sun

Sun, 1961 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Monument No. 2

Monument No. 2, 1962 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Planting Tobacco

Planting Tobacco, 1962 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Highway sketchcard

Highway sketchcard, 1962 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Architectural Sketches

Architectural Sketches, 1962 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Architectural Sketches

Architectural Sketches, 1962 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Dichotomy

Study for Dichotomy, 1962 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Terror of History No. 4 (The Bird That Hatched The Egg of Experience)

Study for Terror of History No. 4 (The Bird That Hatched The Egg of Experience), 1963 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Device

Device, 1963 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Sketch for St. Francis Before the Cross

Sketch for St. Francis Before the Cross, 1964 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Double Ovoids with Green and Brown

Double Ovoids with Green and Brown, 1965 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Confined

Confined, 1965 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Gray Eggs

Gray Eggs, 1965 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Triple Balance: Black, Red and Blue

Triple Balance: Black, Red and Blue Clarence Holbrook Carter

Tarantula Study

Tarantula Study, 1965 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Over and Above Surprise (Serpent)

Over and Above Surprise (Serpent), 1967 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Vetriculus

Vetriculus, c. 1970s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Ascending Eggs

Ascending Eggs, c. 1970s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Transection Study

Transection Study, c. 1970's Clarence Holbrook Carter

Amidst the Maze

Amidst the Maze, 1970 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Zebra Man

Zebra Man, 1970 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Studies on Perspective

Studies on Perspective, c. 1970s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Hiding

Hiding, 1970 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Deer

Deer, 1971 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Pappy (Study for Over and Above: Gorilla),

Pappy (Study for Over and Above: Gorilla),, c. 1973 Clarence Holbrook Carter

In Glory No. 1

In Glory No. 1, 1973 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Eschatos No. 6

Study for Eschatos No. 6, 1973 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Flaming Mandala

Flaming Mandala Clarence Holbrook Carter

Transection No. 24 after Perugino

Transection No. 24 after Perugino, 1975 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Transection No. 26

Study for Transection No. 26, 1976 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Transection: Crypts

Transection: Crypts, 1976 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Egg and Heart (Valentine's Day Card)

Egg and Heart (Valentine's Day Card), c. 1978 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Entr'acte

Entr'acte, 1977 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Looking Within

Looking Within, 1979 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Susanna and the Elders

Susanna and the Elders, 1979 Clarence Holbrook Carter

David and Bathsheba

David and Bathsheba, 1979 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Visitation No. 1

Study for Visitation No. 1, 1980 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Visitation No. 2

Study for Visitation No. 2, 1980 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Worlds Beyond

Study for Worlds Beyond, 1980 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Visitation

Visitation, 1980 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Worlds Beyond

Study for Worlds Beyond, 1980 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Release

Study for Release, 1980 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Departure

Study for Departure, 1981 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Aspiration

Study for Aspiration, 1982 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Maze

Study for Maze, 1982 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Labyrinthine

Study for Labyrinthine, 1982 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Twin Towers

Study for Twin Towers, 1984 Clarence Holbrook Carter

In the Courtyard

In the Courtyard, 1985 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Ghosts

Ghosts, 1986 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Transection No. 1, c. 1970

Study for Transection No. 1, c. 1970, 1986 Clarence Holbrook Carter

The Visitor, No.1

The Visitor, No.1, 1986 Clarence Holbrook Carter

The Visitor, No. 2

The Visitor, No. 2, 1986 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Balcony

Balcony, 1986 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Surveying the Ramparts

Surveying the Ramparts, 1986 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Transection with Stairs

Transection with Stairs, c. 1990 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Sketch for Maze

Sketch for Maze, 1991 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Triple Balance: Foiled

Triple Balance: Foiled, 1993 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Market Scene, Italy

SOLD

Market Scene, Italy , 1927 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Siena Steps

SOLD

Siena Steps, 1928 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Chemung Valley, New York

SOLD

Chemung Valley, New York, 1929 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Winter Harvest

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Winter Harvest Clarence Holbrook Carter

Winter Cornfield

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Winter Cornfield Clarence Holbrook Carter

Evening Woods

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Evening Woods Clarence Holbrook Carter

Winter Sunflower

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Winter Sunflower Clarence Holbrook Carter

Sphinx

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Sphinx Clarence Holbrook Carter

Cold Night

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Cold Night, 1930 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Gas is Cheap

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Gas is Cheap, 1931 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Model Tobacco

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Model Tobacco, 1941 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Minervas

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Minervas, 1947 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Office Files and City View

SOLD

Office Files and City View Clarence Holbrook Carter

Crow Scarecrow

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Crow Scarecrow, 1951 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Over and Above: Parrot

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Over and Above: Parrot Clarence Holbrook Carter

Fall Serenity, Lukewarm

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Fall Serenity, Lukewarm Clarence Holbrook Carter

Day's Catch

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Day's Catch , 1961 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Fisherman

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Fisherman, 1961 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Guardian Angel

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Guardian Angel, 1962 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Dichotomy II

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Dichotomy II, 1962 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Construction, Torso

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Construction, Torso, 1964 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Construction, Box

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Construction, Box, 1964 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Over and Above No. 13

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Over and Above No. 13, 1964 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Torso, Black and White

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Torso, Black and White, 1964 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Nun

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Nun, 1965 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Transection with Red Heart

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Transection with Red Heart, 1972 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Eschatos No. 32

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Eschatos No. 32, 1974 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Transection

SOLD

Transection, 1975 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Untitled, Eschatos

SOLD

Untitled, Eschatos, 1976 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Balancing Act

SOLD

Balancing Act, 1978 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Release

SOLD

Release, 1980 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Intrigue

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Intrigue, 1982 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Sentinels

SOLD

Study for Sentinels "B", 1985 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Transection

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Transection, 1991 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Mule in a Landscape

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Mule in a Landscape, 1928 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Olive Trees, Capri

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Olive Trees, Capri, 1932 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Dog Sleeping under a bed

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Dog Sleeping under a bed, 1933 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Torso

SOLD

Torso Clarence Holbrook Carter

Unique

SOLD

Unique, 1970 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Siena

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Siena , 1927 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Forms Capri

SOLD

Forms Capri, 1927 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Mountains, Italy

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Mountains, Italy, 1927 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Anticoli-Corrado, Italy VI

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Anticoli-Corrado, Italy VI, 1927 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Vittorio Pagano Terrace, Capri, Italy

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Vittorio Pagano Terrace, Capri, Italy, 1927 Clarence Holbrook Carter

The Plumed Hat

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The Plumed Hat, 1930 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Jack Greitzer and William M. Milliken

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Jack Greitzer and William M. Milliken , 1933 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Outside Cleveland

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Outside Cleveland, 1933 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Nude Forward Thrust #76

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Nude Forward Thrust #76, 1936 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Ohio River Flood of 1937

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Ohio River Flood of 1937, 1937 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Box Car

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Box Car, 1943 Clarence Holbrook Carter

SOLD

"Picking Oranges in Florida", 1946 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Sketch for Washington Cover

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Sketch for Washington Cover Clarence Holbrook Carter

Girls in Washington DC

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Girls in Washington DC Clarence Holbrook Carter

Washington

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Washington Clarence Holbrook Carter

Washington Monument

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Washington Monument Clarence Holbrook Carter

SOLD

"I Lost My Head Over Something" Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Fisherman

SOLD

Study for Fisherman, 1961 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Finished Study for Over and Above: Lion

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Finished Study for Over and Above: Lion, c. 1970s Clarence Holbrook Carter

Transection Study, 1981

SOLD

Transection Study, 1981, 1981 Clarence Holbrook Carter

Study for Geistes Ende

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Study for Geistes Ende, 1989 Clarence Holbrook Carter