(Washington/ New York, 1932-1990)
Oil on canvas
34" x 26"
Signed and dated to the top left corner and to the reverse. As a painter and educator, Bakke's passion for Abstract Expressionism was a powerful influence on his students, in particular Chuck Close; Bakke's notable early impact was detailed in the latter's 2010 biography Chuck Close: Life.
The wooden frame measures 34 1/2" x 26 1/2" x 1 1/2".
There is some dry cracking across the paint layer. Two drips of residue run horizontally across the surface of the painting. The wooden frame's paint is chipped.