Matta D. (Joan Deckard)

Matta D., b. 1938, has devoted her life to the visual arts. Her mediums of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s—drypoint engraving and cast sculpture both shown below—, highlight the sophistication of the female face as interpreted by the artist. She has exhibited alongside Warhol and Rauschenberg in “50 Contemporary Americans” at the Cathedral Art Museum in Orlean, France. At the Wichita Museum of Art, she was selected as the one woman artist to best represent the theme for “International Woman’s Year, 1975” and received a 15-year retrospective showing of 80 of her works.

Now, in her senior years, she continues refining the female countenance and profile often with iridescent pigments and combined with floral embellishment as seen below.