Edith Neff, Portrait of Oliver — Harry Soviak’s Dog

Date
1979
Medium
Pastel on paper
Credit Line
Gift of Alma Alabilikian and Peter Paone in honor of Marguerite Lenfest, 2018
Dimensions
16 x 25 in.

Here she depicts Oliver, who was the dog of Harry Soviak, who was a close friend and artist. At the time Neff made this pastel, Soviak was terminally ill, and we can sense sadness in Oliver’s expression.

 

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