Virgil Grotfedlt

Abstract Surrealist Charcoal Drawing on Paper 2001



Charcoal, Paper


Signed and dated by the artist in the bottom right corner. Currently displayed in a black frame and white matte.

Artist Biography

Born in 1948 in Decatur, Illinois, Virgil Grotfeldt earned a bachelor’s degree in art education from Eastern Illinois University in 1971 and a master’s degree at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1974. He moved to Houston in 1977. He began teaching painting and drawing at HBU in 2002, where he was also widely considered instrumental in the concept and construction of the University Academic Center’s new building, of which the art department occupies about 70 percent. Grotfeldt's work is included in many private and public collections, including The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York; NOG Insurance Company, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Free International University World Art Collection, Zeist, The Netherlands; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Dallas Museum of Art; El Paso Museum of Art; Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas; and Upriver Gallery Collection, Chengdu, China.

Dimensions With Frame

H 14 in. x W 12.5 in. x D 1.25 in.

Dimensions Without Frame

H 8 in. x W 5.5 in.
Abstract Surrealist Charcoal Drawing on Paper 2001
Abstract Surrealist Charcoal Drawing on Paper 2001