Fire escape people or Manhattan neighbours, 1942. Image source:

c. 1937-1949. Image source:

Figure Studies, c.1937-1949. Image source:

In Nicol MacLeod's sketchbooks people are drawn from the artist's perspective literally; from her window in Manhattan: above, beside, across and below. The studies result in larger involved paintings.

“I try to turn my weird street into something rich and strange.”
- Pegi Nicol MacLeod, 1945.

Black ink, graphite, and watercolor on wove paper.

Artist:Pegi Nicol MacLeod.

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