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Linda Karshan

Linda Karshan, born in the USA in 1947, has been based in London since 1968. She uses the discipline and energy of dance to make her black and white drawings, using graphite sticks and pacing out steps during the drawing process to create her characteristic lines, marks and grids. She combines her formal grid structures with a very personal marking system. 

Karshan's work is held in numerous international public collections and she exhibits in Europe and America. Major museum exhibitions have included Sir John Soane's Museum, London; Institute Valencia d'Art Modern; Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY; and Kettle's Yard, Cambridge. Karshan is represented by the Redfern Gallery, and has taken part in several exhibitions at England & Co, including Lines in Space together with works from the estate of Paule Vézelay in 2010; and Wandering Lines: From Automatic drawing to Abstraction i (2011) and Wandering Lines ii (2012).

Drawings & works on paper

On a Clear Day 1 7 17.08.06 - Details

On a Clear Day 1 7 17.08.06 2006

Graphite on Arches paper
29.9 x 22.4 inches

13.10.06 1 - Details

13.10.06 1 2006

Graphite on Arches paper
20.0 x 22.4 inches

14/6/01 (3) - Details

14/6/01 (3) 2001

Graphite on paper
16.5 x 11.7 inches

Untitled (Late Oct) - Details

Untitled (Late Oct) 2001

Graphite on paper
16.5 x 11.7 inches