Will Horwitt wrote in his sketchbook in 1977- “to be, not to be seen”. Blending modernism and primitivism, his work yields nothing short of poetry. Over the course of Will’s too-brief career, drawing played an integral part in his studio practice. His work in sculpture plaster to bronze casting, massive wood pieces, aluminum, stone and finally steel, is strongly reflected in the multitude of drawings he made during his lifetime. Though he worked in a simplified abstract mode reminiscent of Brancusi, Arp and the Asian influence of Noguchi, he continued to do self-portraits throughout his career.
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