Date of Award

Fall 1-5-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Art & Art History

First Advisor

Michael Lobel

Second Advisor

Howard Singerman

Academic Program Adviser

Antonella Pelizzari

Abstract

This thesis examines Jess’s series of Translations paintings (1959-1976). It argues that, in subject matter, painterly technique, and conceptual approach, the works are shrewdly self-referential and grapple with many of the primary concerns of postwar American art, questions of appropriation, authorship, figuration versus abstraction, and selfhood and identity.

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