Signed and dated L/R “Orville Kipp, 1952” additionally signed and inscribed on verso.
Kipp was a Chicago mid-century expressionist known for his bold color palette and the sense of movement in his art. The white lines are created by scraping the back end of the brush through the paint, exposing lightly painted canvas underneath. These lines form the primary articulation of shapes, without these lines, the contours of this landscape would be illegible. This would have been a novel subtractive procedure for the time period, even before Barnett Newman began his famous “zips.”