Weary of Crying
Weary of Crying
In the center of this dark grey, monotone lithograph stands the tall, elongated figure of a man. He is dressed in a white, sagging short sleeved shirt dark pants. The man's head is supported on a long neck, tilted upwards and in profile. Exaggerated lips and nose dominate the lower half of his face; brow is furrowed and the eye we can see appears closed or nearly closed. Two elongated arms with oversized hands hang down from a shoulder-less torso. The left arm is held close to the body with the backside of the hand facing the viewer. The right arm is lifted slightly away from the body with a somewhat open hand with fingers bent upwards. Both arms are heavily delineated. The legs are slightly bent at the knees with the feet cut off at the bottom of the composition. The figure stands within a barren landscape that appears to be a steep hill that rises up behind the man just above his shoulders. The hill is shaded in tones of grey, with thin lines of foliage at its peak. Two clumps of thin grasses frame either side of the man's lower legs. The fragment of sky at the top of the composition is streaked with dark diagonal lines.
Peter Lupori ( 1918- ), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, began his teaching career at the College of St. Catherine (now St. Catherine University) in 1950-51 as assistant professor of art. He soon became associate professor and finally professor and artist-in-residence, a position he held until his retirement in 1992. He not only taught at St. Kate’s but also, the University of Minnesota, University of St. Thomas, and even Schumann Elementary School in Long Lake Minnesota. All throughout his professional career as an educator, Lupori participated in annual exhibitions while receiving endless commissions. In April 1993 St. Catherine University hosted a retrospective exhibition of Lupori’s work at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery. A catalogue, Peter Lupori Retrospective, accompanied the exhibition. Soon after a Peter Lupori scholarship was established in his name to help support outstanding Studio Art majors at St. Catherine University. Since the mid-1950’s, graduating students from St. Catherine University have received a contemporary medal of St. Catherine of Alexandria, designed by Lupori. In 1995 Lupori began designing brass ornaments as well as charms and pins for the St. Kate’s alumnae association. Also, since his retirement, he has completed a few large commissions, including a seven-foot bronze sculpture, Our Lady, installed in front of Our Lady of Victory Chapel on St. Catherine University campus. He is married to Catherine Pribyl Lupori; they have, two children, John & Maria.
Donated by Shirley Horn June/July 2014
7 x 14.375 inches
framed, matted, under glass
Lupori, Peter, “Weary of Crying,” Digital Collections From St Kate's, accessed December 2, 2023, https://omeka.reclaim.stkate.edu/items/show/3562.
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