28E Jobs Lane Southampton, NY 11968 , United States Call Seller 631.204.0383


“Grimacing Giant”

$ 2,400
  • Description
    Mid century charcoal and watercolor drawing with grey wash of a grimacing giant by the American artist, James Joseph Kearns. Titled and dated lower left and signed and dated again lower right. Condition: Very good. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Dr. Mufson estate, New Jersey. The artwork is framed in its original wormy bleached hickory wood frame and wide linen mat 36.25 by 30.25 inches overall. Not examined out of the frame.

    1924 -
    An outstanding modern American sculptor, painter and printmaker, James Kearns studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, DePaul University and at the University of Chicago from 1946 to 1951. Kearns's first one man exhibition took place in New York in 1956 and since that time his sculptures, paintings, lithographs and etchings have been included in exhibitions at the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Pennsylvania Academy of fine Arts and at the Whitney Museum in New York. Museums that have purchased his art include the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC. In 1960, Kearns became a professor at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He has also illustrated a number of important books, including, Can these Bones Live (1960) and The Heart of Beethoven (1962).
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States, New Jersey
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Watercolor and charcoal on archival paper
    Condition: Very Good
    Creation Date: 1956
    Styles / Movements: Modernism
    Incollect Reference #: 315236
  • Dimensions
    W. 20.5 in; H. 26 in; D. 2 in;
    W. 52.07 cm; H. 66.04 cm; D. 5.08 cm;
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