Oil on Canvas, signed L/R “O. (Oliver) Foss” (1920-2002)
Living in Paris in an atelier in Villa de Sternes “tucked away” section in the midst of the city, Foss sought to work undisturbed by the hustle and bustle of the city, whose structures and urban scenes are subjects of much of his painting. Foss was greatly influenced by instruction with Paul Cotin and Jean Dupas while at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. Moving to New York City, he exhibited in the New School for Social Research, the 1964’s World Fair, and the National Art Club. He became a member of the Art’s Students League before moving to Philidelphia. In 1952, he returned to Paris and in the 1960’s, began in earnest expressionism at the Musee Galliera. It is said of him that “constructive realism, architectural abstraction, and mystical surrealism fuse and solidify into one compact whole of a very personal style, intensity, and vision.”
36 1/2″ x 30″ in original wide wormy chestnut frame.