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"Woman Holding Bird"

$ 5,750
  • Description
    Heavy impasto oil on canvas original painting by the well known Russian/American artist, Nahum Tschacbasov. Signed and dated top right, 1969. Signed and dated verso as well. Artist inventory label top right verso. Condition is excellent. Post modern. Birds were very symbolic for Tschacbasov. They represented freedom. Many of his other works included a bird or birds in them. Presently unframed. Framing options are available. Provenance: From the estate of the artist Nahum Tschacbasov.

    Nahum Tschacbasov
    Biography :
    Russian-American artist Nahum Tschacbasov (1899-1984) is known for his cubo-surrealistic works which feature a strong psychological element. Some of his work bears a resemblance to work of another Russian-American artist--David Burliuk. He was somewhat of a late starter, moving to Paris in 1932 to study under Adolph Gottlieb, Marcel Gromaire and Fernand Leger. He had his first exhibition in Paris in 1934. He then returned to the US where he joined Rothko and Gottlieb at the Galery Seccession. He was one of the co-founders of The Ten, a group of social conscious abstract painters which included Rothko, Gottlieb, Joseph Solman and Ilya Bolotowsky, among others.

    In 1944, he began to work at Stanley Hayter's Atelier 17, a center for surrealistic ideas. Between 1936 and 1943, he had five one-man exhibitions at the ACA Galleries and participated in five group shows. He also exhibited at the Whitney, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Knox Albright Museum, the Chicago Institute of Fine Art and Corcoran, among others. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Met, the Whitney, the Brooklyn Museum and the Jewish Museum.

    Tschacbasov has been the subject of two recent retrospective at Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, NY and Arthur Kalaher Fine Art, Southampton, NY. He was the subject of a retrospective at the National Arts Club entitled: "Nahum Tschacbasov: A Retrospective” in 2013.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States, New York
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Oil paint on canvas
    Condition: Excellent
    Creation Date: 1969
    Styles / Movements: Modernism
    Incollect Reference #: 562462
  • Dimensions
    W. 24 in; H. 36 in; D. 1.25 in;
    W. 60.96 cm; H. 91.44 cm; D. 3.18 cm;
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