Mark Vallen 1973
Pencil on paper 8 x 11
what the artist said
about this sketch:
been influenced by studying the works of Rembrandt van Rijn,
Vincent van Gogh and other master artists who created dozens
of self portraits, I began to try my hand at self portraiture at
around sixteen years of age.
was nineteen when I made his particular drawing. At the time I was
under the sway of the German artists Albrecht Dürer and Käthe
Kollwitz, and I think this shows in my drawing. I created my
sketch by simply sitting down before a mirror and drawing my reflection."