R.H. Ives Gammell
American (1893-1981)
Figure with Totem, circa 1980
Oil on paper
24×20 IN.

Gammell Trust #1995-03. Gammell was fascinated by the way certain concepts recur over time and in vastly different civilizations. Here he shows the central figure as a primitive man in an evocative landscape surrounded by symbols representing the "oughts and shoulds" of his civilization. The owl perched on a branch is a symbol of wisdom. Exhibited: "The Undraped Figure", St. Botolph Club, January - February 2004. Sold as a pair with Gammell's Study for Crouching Figure in Figure with Totem for $18,500.

$ 18,500