Published on the occasion of the major H.C. Westermann traveling exhibition from The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY (May 17-July 16, 1978); New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans LA (August 25-October 15, 1978); Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines IA (November 13-December 25, 1978); Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA (January 17-February 25, 1979) and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA (March 30-May 20, 1979).
H. C. Westermann (Horace Clifford “Cliff” Westermann) (11 December 1922 – 3 November 1981) was an American printmaker and sculptor whose art constituted a scathing commentary on militarism and materialism. His sculptures frequently incorporated traditional carpentry and marquetry techniques. Westermann resisted providing interpretation of his works of art. In one interview, when asked what an object meant, Westermann replied “It puzzles me too.”
In 1967, he was one of the celebrities featured on the cover of the Beatles’ album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
In 1978 he was given a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
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