Signed David Porter, numbered 1/6 and inscribed as titled on a label affixed to the reverse Aubusson wool tapestry by Pinton.
Born in Chicago and working primarily in New York, David Porter (1912-2005) was a painter, sculptor and teacher. His work has been exhibited at WMAA, 1951; Corcoran Gallery biennial, 1959; “Editions in Plastic,” Jewish Museum, NYC, 1969; Outdoor Sculpture, Artists of the Region, Guild Hall, NY, 1970; “Artists at Dartmouth,” City Hall, Boston, Mass., 1971; Hemisphere Cl., Time-Life Bldg., NYC, 1971; Artists of Suffolk County, Part V, New Directions, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY, 1971. Porter was artist-in-residence, Dartmouth College, 1964-65; artist-in-residence, Cooper Union, 1967-68; lecturer, Corcoran Gallery, 1968-69.
His awards include: The Gold medal of President Gronchi of Italy, Sassoferrato, Italy, 1961; Beaux Arts Award in painting, Beaux Arts Cl., 1969; grant, NIAL, 1970. His work is in the collections of the WMAA; Miami-MoMA; Chrysler Art Museum; Norfolk Museum of Arts & Science; Parish Art Museum, Southampton.
This work is after his late sixties graphic pieces dealing with phases of construction.