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Organization # 23

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  • Description
    John SENNHAUSER (1907-1978)
    Organization # 23
    Mixed Media on parchment
    19 ½ x 17 ¼ inches
    Executed in 1942
    Sid Deutsch Gallery
    Private Collection, Long Island

    Sennhauser was born in Switzerland but raised in Italy where he studied for two years at the Royal Academy in Venice before immigrating to the United States in 1928. In New York he studied at the Cooper Union School from 1930 to 1933. He was a teacher at the Leonardo da Vinci Art School and Contemporary School of Art in New York before taking a job at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1943. It was around this time that his paintings began to lean towards abstraction and away from the more representational urban street scenes of his early career. After two years at the Guggenheim he left and began work in art restoration and became increasingly active in such organizations as American Abstract Artists and the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors. Like many of the Abstract Expressionist painters of his time, Sennhauser eventually returned to more figurative works in the 1960’s, these works were more fluid than the strong geometrical feel of his works from the late 1930’s through 1950’s.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Mixed Media on parchment
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1942
    Styles / Movements: Abstract Expressionism
    Incollect Reference #: 292380
  • Dimensions
    W. 17.25 in; H. 19.5 in;
    W. 43.82 cm; H. 49.53 cm;
Message from Seller:

Schillay Fine Art, Inc. and Richard Schillay have carried on and expanded the art dealing tradition begun by Richard’s father, M. Edwin Schillay. For decades after World War II, M. Edwin Schillay was the foremost dealer of 19th century British art. He spearheaded the introduction to America of Victorian paintings on a large scale. Today Schillay Fine Art has greatly expanded its interests and offering -- well into the fields of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Modern, and Post-War art.

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