Artworks and Artists
Woman with a White Collar

Woman with a White Collar,
Lyman, John
oil on cardboard
61.5 x 44.1 cm


During the thirties, John Lyman was preoccupied with the human figure in all its multiplicity of moods and forms. In Woman with a White Collar, Lyman depicts a woman who appears to be lost in thought, staring out into space. She is Helen Marsh and Lyman has chosen the pose for her portrait.
Lyman's devotion to a modernist aesthetic of colour, line, and form, an art devoid of all anecdotal details is evidenced in this formal study of the human body.