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Image of Pearl Eggplant

John Wagnon (aka Jake Wagnon)
American, born 1933

Pearl Eggplant

1972

Object Type: Painting
Dimensions:
16 in. x 19 7/8 in. (40.64 cm x 50.48 cm)
Medium and Support: Acrylic on rice paper mounted to canvas
Accession Number: 1973.0021

Credit Line: Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase with funds given in memory of Mrs. Foy Gilmore Goodwyn


Born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, John T. “Jake” Wagnon has a background in advertising and publishing and worked as both an editor of a humor magazine and an illustrator of editorial cartoons. After turning to fine art, Wagnon found his voice primarily as a painter yet he also draws and uses collage techniques and occasionally incorporates earlier artworks into new creations. The lively vibrancy of Wagnon's still life "Pearl Eggplant" perfectly sums up his philosophy regarding his art; he states, “Color is the actual subject of my paintings, no matter what the motif.”

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