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Untitled, Large Scale Painting by Sam Messer, American, 1982

Documentation Signed
Origin United States
Period 1980-1999
Materials Oil on canvas
W. 72 in; H. 61.5 in; D. 2 in;
W. 182.88 cm; H. 156.21 cm; D. 5.08 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1982
Description Large-scale work on canvas by American artist Sam Messer.
Oil on canvas, 1982, signed 'Messer' and dated on the reverse.
Measures: 61 1/2 x 72 in., 62 1/2 x 73 in. (frame).

Mr. Messer received a B.F.A. from Cooper Union in 1976 and an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1982.

His work may be found in public collections including:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Art Institute of Chicago
Yale University Art Gallery

Mr. Messer has received awards including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant in 1984, the Engelhard Award in 1985, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 1993, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996. He has recently collaborated with Paul Auster on The Story of My Typewriter, and with Denis Johnson on Cloud of Chalk. He was appointed senior critic at Yale in 1994 and in 2005 was appointed associate dean and professor (adjunct). He also serves as director of the art division of the Yale Summer School of Music and Art in Norfolk.
Styles / Movements Contemporary, Modernism, Outsider Art
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Incollect Reference Number 202140
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