Chimera, Our Father of War

Eric Avery, American, born 1948



Linoleum block print on reduction silkscreen on Arches paper

Artist's Proof (edition of 20)

Image: 33 1/16 × 52 13/16 in. (84 × 134.1 cm)

Sheet: 35 3/4 × 59 1/16 in. (90.8 × 150 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Trevor Fairbrother and John T. Kirk



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, bottom left: artists proof for Trevor; inscribed, in graphite, bottom center: Chimera; signed, in graphite, bottom right: EAvery 4.30.91; in the print itself: text in print, bottom left: OUR FATHER OF WAR; symbol in print, bottom right: [artist’s mark]

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 86, Emblem, Figuring the Abstract in Social Commentary, Bay Lauris ByrneSim, Class of 2015, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 14-April 5, 2015.

Publication History

Bay Lauris ByrneSim, A Space for Dialogue 86, Emblem, Figuring the Abstract in Social Commentary, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2015, checklist no. 5.


The artist; given to John T. Kirk and Trevor J. Fairbrother, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; given to present collection, 2010.

This record is part of an active database that includes information from historic documentation that may not have been recently reviewed. Information may be inaccurate or incomplete. We also acknowledge some language and imagery may be offensive, violent, or discriminatory. These records reflect the institution’s history or the views of artists or scholars, past and present. Our collections research is ongoing.

We welcome questions, feedback, and suggestions for improvement. Please contact us at: