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Robert Kaess modernist painting
Robert Kaess\n(California, 1923-1991)\n\nRobert Kaess studied at the University of California under Erle Loran, John Haley and Margaret Peterson, receiving his BFA in 1948, and his MFA in 1950.\nShortly after Kaess traveled to study and paint in Europe, having a one man show in London in 1953,\nIn the late 1950s Kaess became allergic to paint and return to UC Berkeley to study medicine.\nRobert Kaess's art career was brief, but took place in an important time in San Francisco Bay Area art history.\nThe Modern Art Exchange is please to be able to offer for sale a small collection of the artist's works from the early 1950s.\nSome of the works in this collection are signed, and some are not. (some may be signed verso).\nThis painting is a tempera on paper with watercolor, dating from the 1950s.\nModernist figure at leisure.\n\nTempera on paper with watercolor\nEarly 1950s\n\nMeasurements\n10.5" x 14" sight size, and 17" x 21" x 1 overall including\n\nNotes \nNo signature found.\nHoused in a contemporary wood frame, under plexiglass\nProvenance: from the collection of a San Francisco art dealer\n\nCondition\nExcellent condition The Modern Art Exchange
William Bishop Owen - Modernist Oil Painting
Description: Modernist Painting on Canvas\n\nMedia: Oil on canvas.\n\nTitle: 'Abstraction #33'\n\nDate: 1950s\n\nMeasurements: 12.25" x 17.25" sight size, and 16" x 21" x 2" overall.\n\nCondition: Good condition overall. Frame shows wear.\n\nNotes: Signed and titled.\n\nProvenance: From the estate of the artist.\n\nAbout the artist: William Bishop Owen Jr., (1895-1963), was born outside Chicago, Ill, in 1895. His love of art took him to the nearby Chicago Art Institute to study painting, then to the Woodstock School of Art in New York where he won 1st prize for painting at the age of 19. Soon after, back at the Chicago Art Institute, Owen won the esteemed Butler Prize in 1921, the Eisendrath Prize in 1923, and the Thompson Prize in 1925. Continually fascinated with painting and its possibilities Owen studied art history while also studying with prominent artists of his time, including with Robert Henri, John Sloane and George Bellows in New York, and in Paris with internationally renown artist Andre L’Hote. During the depression Owen joined other prominent artists working with the Works Progress Administration in New York. Winning much critical acclaim for his paintings early in life afforded Owen a teaching job wherever he chose to travel, which he used to fulfill his desire for change. From his late teens until his passing in 1963 Owen lived, studied, painted and taught in Chicago, New York, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Virginia, Wyoming, Massachusetts, France, Spain, Corsica and Majorca. The Modern Art Exchange
Robert Dhaemers, Frog Man
Robert Dhaemers\n(California, 1924-2014)\nBrass\nc1960s\n\nRobert Dhaemers is known for his abstract sculptures and studio jewelry he created in the 1950s-1970s.\nHe exhibited widely and taught for more than 40 years at the well-known Mills College in Oakland, CA.\nHis works are characterized by his unique approach often termed 'organic modern' and his use of found objects.\n\n'Frog Man' is a small abstract sculpture of a frog form.\n\nThis work is one of many being offered in this sale and comes directly from Robert Dhaemers' estate.\nMost of these works were exhibited at least once.\nOur gallery has mountains of files and papers from the Dhaemers' estate including multiple copies of exhibition cards and catalogues as well as photographs Dhaemers took of his works which he used in his many exhibitions.\nWinning bidders may inquire about papers and/or photos for their particular item, or general exhibition papers. We are happy to provide what may be relevant or of interest.\n\nMeasurements\nMeasures 4.5" x 3.75" x 1" overall.\n\nNotes \nProvenance: from the estate of the artist\n\nCondition\nGood condition. Oxidized. The Modern Art Exchange
Richard Faralla, Constructivist Box
Richard Faralla\nCalifornia (1916-1996)\nConstructivist box\nCut wood construction in box painted black with removable lid\nc. 1960s\n\nMeasurements\n6.25" x 3.25" x 2"\n\nNotes \nMarked 'C-B II' on the bottom. From the estate of a California artist\n\nCondition\nGood original condition, minor dust and soiling consistent with age. The Modern Art Exchange
Marjorie Eklind, Chicago, Abstract Expressionist
Marjorie Eklind\n(Chicago, 20th century)\nStudy in Black and White - abstraction\nTempera on paper laid down on masonite\n1965\nFramed in a simple wood frame, frame has condition issues\nFrom an Oakland, CA collection\n35.5" x 23.5" sight size, 37" x 25" overall The Modern Art Exchange
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