by Emily Kosakowski, Museum registrar
Although we do not know what time of year Clyfford Still created this self-portrait, we can see that he dedicated it to his first wife, Lillian, in 1929 at the beginning of their relationship. This romantic gesture is a rare find in our collection of over 2,300 works on paper. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Images: (left) Clyfford Still, PD-12, 1929, graphite on paper
(right) detail of PD-12. © City and County of Denver.