Nicholas Marsicano1908-1991

Note
Kresge Art Museum - Michigan State University
Location
East Lansing, MI

$10,000 toward the acquisition of the 1962 painting Double Image for the museum’s permanent collection, overseen by museum curator April Kingsley. Marsicano received his training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art as well as at the Barnes Foundation and later taught at various schools including Cooper Union and Yale University. Using the female nude as a source of both formal and conceptual inspiration, Marsicano’s paintings explode with colorful animated forms, defined by broad gestural brushstrokes.