Charcoal on newsprint 34 x 24 inches
Not signed, not dated
A well known artist in Mississippi, Tommie Bush, now Rodgers, started her career as a student at the USM art department, where she received a BFA in 1990. Now known for her impressionistic work on the junction between carefully observed nature and uniquely personal invention, her student work shows a rather expressionistic reach out, and a lot of character. This remarkable drawing in stark white and black contrast makes us think of a grand size wood cut by Die Brücke artists, of the beginning of the century, like Emil Nolde or Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.
Cook Library Art Gallery Permanent Collection, Tommie Bush-Rogers, Untitled (Church in a Landscape), charcoal