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"Self Portrait" by Mark Vallen  1973 "Self Portrait" by Mark Vallen  1973
"Self Portrait" by Mark Vallen  1973 "Self Portrait" by Mark Vallen  1973

Self Portrait
Mark Vallen 1973
Pencil on paper 8 x 11

Here's what the artist said
about this sketch:

"Having 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.

I 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."

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