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William Sommer

Self-Portrait

(Detroit, Michigan, 1867 - 1949)

undated

Ink paper

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of Robert Bordner

1973.26

More Information

Although this ink drawing is undated, it clearly depicts the artist later in his life. This self-portrait was given to the museum by Sommer’s friend and neighbor, Robert Bordner, who also donated the much-loved painting "Bordner Mural". In 1929, at the age of 62, Sommer found himself without a job as a commercial printer when the more efficient and cheaper method of off-set printing replaced lithography. Sommer was now able to devote all of his time to his art.

Marks

Signed in ink "William Sommer" LR

Keywords
Ink drawing
Regional
Self portraits
Cleveland School
American
Male