Friday, November 2, 2012

Eugene Andolsek

Untitled (353C, 347 and 349), Eugene Andolsek, n.d.

Eugene Andolsek began to make pictures in 1953 after moving from working as a stenographer at the State Department to a job for the Railroad. His life was complicated by his mother coming to live with him, fleeing an abusive husband. Eugene would become her caretaker through years of illness. After retirement and the passing of his mother he continued to draw until failing health and eyesight led him to seek help. It was only after a caregiver at a retirement home saw his art work and recognized their uniqueness that they were brought to the attention of the director of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

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