George Biddle, The Early Bird, Rome

Date
1952
Medium
Lithograph
Credit Line
Gift of the Michael Biddle Family, 2023
Dimensions
12 x 17 in.

In 1951, Biddle accepted a yearlong fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, which had only recently reopened, having suspended its hosting of American architects and artists during World War II and its immediate aftermath. The Eternal City that Biddle came to was physically in shambles. The Roman people were haunted by the past and traumatized by the violence of the fascist era and the Nazi occupation. Not surprisingly, Biddle’s Rome Series includes numerous works inspired by Italian subjects.

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