Samson Flexor abstract watercolor c1955, signed lower left. The original frame measures 20 x 36 inches. The image measures 19.5 x 9.5 inches. Samson Flexor (1907-1971) was born in Soroca, Moldova, to a wealthy Jewish family. His father, Modest Flexor was known throughout the province as an agronomist, a landowner and one of the richest men. His mother Marie-Georgette (nae Kleiner) was born in France. Samson was educated at a Sorocan private school, the Odessa Art School, and school in Bucharest, where the family relocated. In 1922-1924 he studied at the Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, and afterwards in the acole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris with Lucien Simon, and also attended lectures on art history at the Sorbonne University. In 1926 he studied fresco technique in private Academie Ranson. In the late 1920s his parents also settled in Paris, and in 1929 the family received French citizenship. After the war, Flexor did not remain in France. In 1946 he first visited Brazil, and in the spring of 1948 he left France for good and settled in Sao Paulo. After moving to Brazil, realism completely disappeared from his works and all his further work was abstract. In 1951 Flexor opened the first abstractionist studio in Brazil called Atelier-Abstracto, where the exhibited works are united around him a group of Brazilian contemporary abstract painters Jacques Douchez, Norberto Nicola, Leopoldo Raimo, Alberto Teixeira, Wega Nery, Anasia Pacheco e Chaves, Charlotta Adlerova, Ernestina Karman, Iracema Arditi and Gisela Eichbaum. In 1961 Flexor opened a second abstractionist studio. In the last years of his life Flexor regularly exhibited in Brazil.
American female artist Jennie Burr impressionist landscape oil paintings on canvas circa 1900. The frame measures 17.5 x 11.5 inches and the paintings measures 8 x 14 inches. This is a lovely example of Jennie Burr's soft focus landscape style. Beautifully executed, mounted in hand made frame. Acquired directly from an heir to the estate (estate inventory 291). Jennie Burr was born in 1872 into Monroe, CT's most prominent family, she died in 1961. Her father was a very successful farmer. She attended and graduated from Mt Holyoke College and the Yale School of Fine Arts, and studied at the Art Students League in NYC. These accomplishments were very rare for a young woman in those days. Listed in Who Was Who in American Art by Peter Falk. Exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art New Britain CT. Catalogue of work produced by The Connecticut Gallery Inc.
Pair of American black walnut picture frames circa 1865. Each frame measures 15.5" x 17.5" outside and 12" x 13.75" inside. Each is completely made from single stock American black walnut.
Oil on canvas painting of grasses signed David Krieger, dated 1960, titled "Ravine." Beautiful impasto surface, in soft greens, pale browns and whites, with splashes of gold. Excellent original condition including frame. Measures 25 x 21 inches in the frame.
Charcoal drawing of irises by American artist Fannie Burr, circa 1900. The drawing measures 5 x 10.5 inches and the period frame measures 15.25 x 9.5 inches. Excellent condition. Fannie Burr (1858 to 1931) was from Monroe, CT, the daughter of a prosperous farmer. She graduated from Mt. Holyoke College and the Yale School of Fine Arts. After that, she studied at the Art Students League in NYC. These accomplishments were very rare for a young woman in those days. List in Who Was Who in American Art by Falk. Exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT. Catalogue of work produced by The Connecticut Gallery, Inc. Acquired directly from an heir to the estate. Estate number 370 is on the reverse.