P.R. (Pleasant Ray) McIntosh (b. 1897---d, 1985) geometric abstract painting on canvas, signed & dated '49, lower left. Entitled "Metropolitan Abstraction," verso. Custom gallery framed. Well listed in: Who Was Who in American Art, Davenports, Ask Art, etc. Director of Peoria Art Institute, Art School of Bradley University & headed Art Department of American University, Biarritz, France. Dimensions, framed: 41" W x 30" H.
A striking American primitive or naive painting of a cut watermelon and peaches in a shallow, scalloped ceramic dish; oil on artist's board, mounted in a classic silver leaf frame w/linen fillet. Painting size: 19.5" W x 14.5" H. American, anonymous, circa 1850.
Important Rose Kuper (b.1888--d.1987) abstract composition, mixed media gouache on newspaper, signed lower right, newly silver-leaf framed. Rose Kuper lived and worked in New York City and belonged to the Manhattan Group; she also did much painting in Gloucester, MA. She was active with the Brooklyn Art Association, the Art Students League and the National Association of Women Artists, which she served on the Executive Board 1951-1954. She was also an instructor in the New York public schools and was married to Theodore Kuper. In New York, she earned a B.A. Degree at Hunter College and studied with Abstract Expressionists Hans Hoffmann and Abraham Rattner. Her first teacher was Teresa Bernstein, with whom she studied in 1927. Kuper began as an independent artist with a painting trip to Brittany in 1930, and ended with a retrospective show at the Whittier Museum in October, 1984. In between, she gained representation in the permanent collections of 17 public institutions (colleges, museums and libraries), and had 18 one-artist exhibitions. See Davenport's, Who Was Who in American Artists, Ask Art, etc. Framed dimensions: 48.75" H x 41" W.
An abstract architectural painting by celebrated artist Hugh Kepets, signed and dated 1977, entitled "Veteran's Administration" (verso); acrylic on canvas, deaccessioned by a noted New England museum (see attached tag). Dimensions, newly custom-framed: 37" W x 25" H. Hugh Kepets lives and works in New York City. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1946. He received fine arts degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University and Ohio University. His work hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress, Cleveland Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University Art Gallery, etc. References: Davenports, Ask Art, etc.
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. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com