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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3338B Boston
January 23, 2020 06:00 PMCalender

Balcomb Greene (American, 1904-1990) Suzanne Waking

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3338B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 24, 2020 12:00PM


Balcomb Greene (American, 1904-1990)

Suzanne Waking
Incised signature "Balcomb Greene" l.r., titled and signed "...Balcomb Greene" on the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 40 1/4 x 32 in., framed.
Condition: Surface grime.

N.B. A founding member of the American Abstract Artists group, Balcomb Greene turned towards a figurative painting style in the 1940s when he moved from New York City to Pittsburgh to begin a professorship in art history, aesthetics, and philosophy at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. Abstract Expressionism gained momentum in New York just as Greene moved from the city and shifted away from non-objective art. This painting reflects Greene's later style of semi-abstracted figures and landscapes.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Inscribed "40/32...852" on the stretcher, and titled on an unidentified label affixed to the stretcher.

Framed dimensions: 41 1/8 x 32 7/8 in.

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