Medium: charcoal on paper

Signature: signed and dated lower left


18 in. h. x 11.25 in. w.


After Carter graduated from the Institute in 1927, he won third prize at the Cleveland Museum of Art's May Show. Once William Milliken purchased thethird prize winner from the Museum's collection, the rest of Carter's works in the show sold. With these funds, Carter traveled to Italy where he studied with Hans Hofmann. Despite being taught a certain style by Hofmann, Carter painted and drew what caught his eye. Carter would meet Milliken in Berlin, where they continued to travel around Italy painting and drawing in Capri, Florence, Siena, and Taormina. While he mostly produced watercolors and pencil drawings during his travels, this excursion would have a profound impact on the rest of his career. Carter was particularly entranced by what he saw in Siena. Even though Carter only produced three finished works of Siena, the architecture and spiritual essence of the city led him to draw inspiration for works later in his career.

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