Grace Clements received her artistic training in New York where she studied under Kenneth Miller and Boardman Robinson. In the 1930's Clements moved to Los Angeles where she involved herself as an exhibiting artist, teacher and critic. Her modernist explorations reveal figurative, landscape, abstract and portraiture work in response to the Depression and the eventual threat of war. Clements was interested in the psychological condition of society, which she reflected in her art, separating her from the rest of the Post-Surrealists, who held art apart from politics. As a participant of the Federal Art Project during the Depression, Clement in 1942 completed a series of murals on the theme of aerial communication at the Long Beach Airport, California.
Pencil drawing with frottage 1931
16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (41.9 x 29.8cm)