Paintings available from the
Darwin and Ethel Musselman Exemption Trust
"Janine 1" 1979, Pastel on paper, 14" x 9"  $1,750
"Orange Bow" 1996, Oil on panel, 12" x 9"  $2,750
"Bracelet" 1968, Charcoal on paper, 12" x 9"  $1,250
"Relaxed #2" 1968, Charcoal on paper, 22" x 16"  $2,750
"Rose" 1948, Pencil on paper, 18" x 12"  $1,400
"Lock of Hair" 1942, Conte pencil on paper, 14" x 10"  $1,250
"Nude With Blue Ribbon" 1947, Oil on panel, 24" x 18"  $4,200
"Relaxed" 1942, Conte pencil on paper, 14" x 10"  $1,250
"White Slip" 1942, Oil on panel, 16" x 12"  $2,800
"The Intruder" 1942, Oil on panel, 14" x 10"  $3,200
"Daughters of Leucippus" 1639, Rubens
"Vetruvian Man" 1490, Leonardo daVinci
The human figure has been central to art from prehistoric cave drawings to the present, coming into maturity in The Renaissance.   Leonardo daVinci was intent on accuracy and thus not only drew nude figures carefully, but he disected some bodies to study the underlying musculature and bone structure.  Darwin Musselman developed his proficiency at portraying the human figure in art school, including Art Center School in Los Angeles where the first two drawings below were done.  As an art educator at both California College of Arts and crafts in Oakland, Calif. and Fresno State College, he taught Life Drawing and his nude drawings and paintings served as an example to his students.   In this collection are pencil drawings, pastels and oil paintings on panels and canvas.

Figure Studies