The Mystical Drawings of George M. Silsbee
Type of Work
These ink on paper works by George M. Silsbee were part of an exhibition, “Explanatory Marks: The Mystical Drawings of George M. Silsbee (1840 - 1900).”
The exhibition took place January 28 – March 13, 2021 at Ricco/Maresca Gallery. These images were pulled from Artsy.com.
The statement from the gallery:
Silsbee was an artist, organ builder, daguerrean and miner. Around 1891, Silsbee created what he would describe as his master oeuvre; a series of large works on paper backed with linen, densely rendered with writing, calligraphy, charts, and symbols revolving around freemasonry…
Further description can be found on the Artsy site here: https://www.artsy.net/show/ricco-slash-maresca-gallery-explanatory-marks-the-mystical-drawings-of-george-m-silsbee-1840-1900/info
The work is reminiscent of A.G. Rizzoli's and also Shaker's letters.