Studies on Paper

Studies on Paper

For all the clarity and assurance of Perehudoff’s work, it is plain that remaining alert to possibilities that arise in the course of working has been a fundamental part of his practice. Until his later years, he usually explored these implications of a given picture in the ones that followed but, especially in the 1990s, he often tested possibilities in intimate studies on paper, rapidly noting themes and variations, sometimes on a single page, Untitled (multiple sketches) (1990s), a host of pictorial ideas in acrylic, watercolour, or pastel in an unstoppable outpouring of invention.

- excerpt from William Perehudoff: The Evolution of an Artist, by Karen Wilkin

William Perehudoff
Untitled (abstract study AP-90s-005), c. 1990s     
acrylic on paper
17.8 x 25.4 cm
Collection of the artist

William Perehudoff
Untitled (abstract study, AR-90s-004), c. 1990s 
acrylic on paper
12.5 x 17.5 cm
Collection of the artist

William Perehudoff
Untitled (abstract study, AR-71), c. 1990s     
oil pastel on paper 
15.1 x 20.1 cm
Collection of the artist

William Perehudoff
Untitled (abstract study, AR-75), c. 1990s     
oil pastel on paper
22.7 x 15.4 cm
Collection of the artist