A colorful De Hirsch Margules (b 1899 died 1965) geometric abstract painting on canvas, signed lower right and dated 1959. A well listed American Modernist. Who Was Who in American Art, Fieldings, Ask Art, Mallett, etc. In the permanent collection: Art Institute of Chicago, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Brooklyn Museum, MOMA, Whitney Museum of American Art, Boston Museum of Fine Art, etc. NOTE: personalized encomium, verso. Newly custom framed. Dimensions: 30" H x 40" W
A characteristic Dimitri Romanovsky (1887--1971) oil painting on canvas of a luminiscent rose, mounted in a custom silver leaf frame, c. 1970, tagged "Dimitri Romanovsky--American-- d. 1971. Provenance: Wickersham Gallery, NYC . Dimensions 28" H x 22 " W
A Llyod R Ney (b 1893 d. 1964) mixed media abstract composition oil painting on board by noted PAFA artist, c. 1945, signed lower right & also tagged verso. Well listed American Modernist (New Hope, PA) artist: Davenports, Who Was Who in American Art, Ask Art. Ney was born in Friedenburg, PA, in 1893. He studied at the PA Mus. Sch. of Industrial Art and at the PA Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. In 1918 he won a Cresson Fellowship to study in Europe. He traveled to France where he studied and painted in Paris among the European modernist community. He lived at the Hotel de Versailles in Montparnasse. During this period Ney created his major work, "The Drinkers." Later he would write extensively about the process of developing this work and the transforming experience of integrating the Modernist ideal he had witnessed in Paris. After returning to the US, Ney settled in the art community of New Hope, PA. He was among a group of artist known as the "Independents," who challenged the traditional and impressionistic subject matter of regional artists. They formed a new exhibition group. Ney was part of the "New Hope Modernist School" for most of his life as a painter. During the period of the W.P.A. in the early 1940s, Ney was commissioned to paint a mural for the New London, OH, post office. The documentation of the controversy over this mural and its modernist style was the subject of numerous letters between Ney and the Director of the Federal Arts Project. It was finally reconciled when the citizens of New London, petitioned Washington to allow Ney to execute the first abstract mural in a government post office. The original cartoon for this mural is in the collection of the Michener Mus. of Art, New Hope, PA. The documents over this controversy are in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. along with much of Lloyd Ney's original writing and correspondence, including the original manuscript, Art Appreciation For The People, How To Look At Paintings, What Constitutes A Work Of Art, 1949. Ney's career included 15 years of exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC, and 3 of his paintings are in the museum's permanent collection. His work was exhibited in France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy during his lifetime. Posthumously, the James A. Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA, mounted a major exhibition of the "New Hope Modernists," featuring Ney and his contemporaries, C. F. Ramsey, Charles Rosen, B.J.O. Nordfeldt, Lee Gatch and R.A.D. Miller. Ney's prolific career encompassed over 50 years, painting in Paris, Capri, Key West, Martinique, Mexico and New Hope, PA. Hope Modernists," featuring Ney and his contemporaries, C. F. Ramsey, Charles Rosen, B.J.O. Nordfeldt, Lee Gatch and R.A.D. Miller. He died in 1964. Artwork dimensions: 15" X 15"; custom framed, dimensions: 29" H x 29" W.
A fantastic George Marinko b. 1908 d. 1989) geometric abstract composition oil painting on canvas, signed lower right; original artist's framing . Also signed and titled verso: "Rouge et Noir." A very important and acclaimed American Surrealist, exhibited at MOMA's 1936 (prize winner) ground breaking "Fantastic Art, Dada & Surrealism." A life-long Connecticut resident; studied under Lewis York & Yale's E. Savage. Well listed: Who Was Who in American Art, Davenport's, Ask Art, etc. c. 1950. Dimensions: 30 1/2" H x 35 3/4" W.
Jean Pierre Zingg floral still life oil on canvas in the original frame. Jean Pierre Zing is a French painter, born in 1925. The scene incorporates a vase of wildflowers, seashells, and a sheet of music against a cubist ground. Probably painted circa 1950, signed lower left. The frame measures 38 by 30 inches; the canvas measures 34 x 27.5 inches. Excellent clean condition. Wonderful hand carved solid wood frame retains traces of true gold leaf and red undercoat. The subtle frame surface perfectly compliments the soft yellows and pinks in the painting. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open Daily 10am-4pm www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com