Nude paintings  1953 - 1974

 

 

utermohlen-1953-female nude-seated-oil on canvas

Female Nude Seated

William Utermohlen, 1953

oil on canvas

 

utermohlen-1957-oil on canvas-coll-beck

Female Nude

William Utermohlen, 1957

oil on canvas

 

utermohlen-1963-myth and matter-oil on canvas

Myth and Matter

William Utermohlen, 1963

oil on canvas

 

utermohlen-1966-bathers reflected 1st state

Bathers Reflected; 1st State

William Utermohlen, 1966

oil on canvas

 

utermohlen-1973-bather-122x96cm-oil on canvas

Bather

William Utermohlen, 1973

oil on canvas, 122 x 96  cm

 

utermohlen-1973-bathers reflected-1210x915mm-oil on canvas-nancy-coral-collection

Bathers Reflected

William Utermohlen, 1973

oil on canvas, 121 x 92 cm

 

 

utermohlen-1973-crocodile-oil on canvas-1220x965mm

Crocodile

William Utermohlen, 1973

oil on canvas, 122 97 cm

 

 

utermohlen-1973-crouching figure-510x635mm-oil on canvas

Crouching Figure

William Utermohlen, 1973

oil on canvas, 51 x 64 cm

 

 

utermohlen-1973-five figures-60x48cm-oil on canvas

Five Figures

William Utermohlen, 1973

oil on canvas, 60 x 48 cm

Excerpt from Pat's 2006 essay on Bill's work.

Amherst College was a splendid experience and William settled down to  teaching the very bright and privileged students, but still continuing to paint soldiers and the war which was still raging. The peace and security of Amherst was shattered by a tragedy. A black student was drowned in the Olympic sized swimming pool. The reason for the disaster opened up, for William again the class and racial division in his country. The young black man who was exceedingly able had to pass a swimming test to finally qualify as a student of the College. It was overlooked by the faculty that black men often had not been taught to swim, and so the life guard was not alerted. The boy drowned with other students swimming above him, totally unaware of the tragedy. William painted a desperately moving painting of the event in which he uses the black figure as a pieta being lifted from the pool by his white  fellow students.

 

 

utermohlen-1973-venus and psyche-152x122cm-oil on canvas

Venus and Psche

William Utermohlen, 1973

oil on canvas, 152 x 122 cm

 

 

utermohlen-1974-figure in a white chair-255x200mm-oil on canvas

Figure in a White Chair

William Utermohlen, 1974

oil on canvas, 26 x 20 cm

 

 

utermohlen-1974-three figures-oil on canvas-122x109cm

Three Figures

William Utermohlen, 1974

oil on canvas, 122 x 109 cm

 

 utermohlen-1974-three figures-48x60cm-oil on canvas

Three Figures

William Utermohlen, 1974

oil on canvas, 48 x 60 cm