H.C. Westermann1922-1981

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Philadelphia, PA

$15,000 toward the acquisition of the 1977 sculpture The Second Shotgun, for the museum’s permanent collection, overseen by museum curator Alex Baker. Trained as an artist in Chicago, Westermann ultimately settled in Connecticut and produced sculptural constructions and assemblages. His work interpretes social and historical events of the 1950s through the 1970s, combining woodworking and craftsmanship with a surrealist/pop sense of humor.