Part of the first generation of Abstract Expressionists in New York, Nicolas Carone trained at the National Academy of Design and the Hans Hoffman School of Fine arts in the late 1930s and early 1940s. After winning the prestigious Prix de Rome after World War II, he worked in Italy for several years before returning to the United States. He was an influential teacher, including at the New York Studio School in New York, where he was a founding faculty member. For several years he worked as assistant director at the venerable Stable Gallery. Carone's gestural style is akin to that of his contemporaries, but his work--drawings and sculptures in particular--are anchored in the representation of the figure. This drawing of four male heads relates to his interest in classical antiquity, and offers us a sense of the role drawing may have played in his everyday art practice.