Portrait of Orval Hixon in Contemplation

Portrait of Orval Hixon in Contemplation
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17583
Building: 
Current Location: 
Storage Room 303
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1884-1982
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a sepia-toned reproduction photograph print of the photographer himself, Orval Hixon.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
25 inches
Width: 
1 inches
Height: 
31 inches
Description: 

This self-portrait of the young Orval Hixon shows him looking down and away from the camera, revealing a grave profile that appears deep in contemplation. He wears a white collared shirt that is bound with a scarf in place of a tie. Light cast on the left side of the photographers face outlines his features against the darker background. In not addressing the camera, Hixon resists the role of subject, questioning with the relationship between the photographer and the photographed.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes