Vintage 1970's Figure Drawing Prints

Brooklyn, New York On Etsy since 2013

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Vintage 1970's Figure Drawing Prints

Brooklyn, New York | 230 Sales



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Susan Broemmelsiek

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Susan Broemmelsiek


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About WhenIwas20

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On Etsy since 2013

When I Was 20

In June of 2013, I was looking around my Mom's basement when I unearthed a portfolio of figure drawings from my first two years as an art student in the mid-seventies. The drawings were done from poses lasting between five and twenty minutes, and were in poor condition with lots of rips, water damage, and discoloration. But despite their condition, what shown through was the freedom of the times and the spontaneity and confidence of a young artist working in the moment.

To make my prints, I photograph the drawings outside in the shade, and then I edit them on my computer. I don't try to make them look new. It was like opening a time capsule when I found them, and I like their signs of age. Recently, I've also designed three "When I Was 20" greeting cards that I think reflect my ideals and the spirit of my collection in a fun way. I hope you enjoy my "When I Was 20" collection!

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Shop members

  • Susan Broemmelsiek

    Owner, Artist

    I grew up in Indianapolis, and after earning my B.F.A. from Indiana University in 1980, I moved to the Big Apple to seek my fortune.

Production partners

  • Radix Media

    Brooklyn, NY

    Radix Media is New York City's only worker-owned and operated union print shop. Radix Media uses vegetable-based inks and solvents, alcohol-free dampening systems on their offset presses, and the house paper is 100% post-consumer recycled.

  • The Giclee Factory

    Québec, QC

    Giclee printing on archival, made in USA paper and OEM archival water-based pigmented inks.

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Last updated on August 5, 2018
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Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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If you are dissatisfied, or artwork was damaged during shipping, please notify me within 72 hours. Art must be returned in the original packing with return shipping paid by the buyer. With the exception of custom orders, a full refund, not including the cost of return shipping, will be issued after the artwork has been returned to me.

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I now offer Free Shipping to all my customers! Prints will be shipped 1 to 3 business days after payment is received.

Domestic Orders ship via USPS First-Class Mail Parcel. Tracking numbers and insurance are included, and delivery can be expected 2 to 5 business days from date of shipment.

International Orders will be shipped via USPS First-Class Package International Service. Tracking numbers will be provided whenever possible. The USPS estimates that delivery can be expected 7 to 9 business days from the date of shipment, but it may take longer depending on the mail service in your nation.

Customs and Import Taxes are the responsibility of the buyer. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Artwork will be carefully packed to ensure that it is delivered to you in perfect condition.

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When I Was 20 prints are the copyright of Susan Broemmelsiek.