Man with Pickle Jar

Gerald Trottier

BIRTH YEAR 1925
BIRTH PLACE Ottawa, Ontario
DEATH YEAR 2004
DEATH PLACE Ottawa, Ontario
MEDIUM Pen and ink on cardstock
DATE c. early 1950s
DIMENSIONS 12.7cm x 15.2cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2015.01.29
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Irma Trottier, 2015
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A black and white abstract image of a man extracting a pickle from a jar. A black placemat is in the foreground with a plate, cup and jug as well as the jar of pickles. The man is holding the jar in one hand while reaching a fork into it with the other. He is wearing a short sleeved shirt with a wavy pattern and an napkin is tied around his neck. The man's face is divided along the middle with one half filled in black and the other white. The white side of the face could also be viewed as the complete profile of the man's face. He is bald except for two balls of hair above the ears. The background is blank.

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