The Dead Artists Gallery presents “Bowl of Fruit”

Ukrainian Genius: “ Still Life, Bowl of Fruit,” signed L/L “Ben Benn”(1884-1983.) Pioneer Modernist with excursions into Cubism and Abstract Expressionism, Benn was born in southwest Ukraine as a Jew under the Czarist Alexander III. He migrated with his family to the United States in 1898, and between 1904 and 1908 attended The National Academy of Design. Participating in the Forum Exhibition(1916) and the first annual Society of Independent Artists Exhibition (1917), he depicted urban scenes which, unlike the Social Realists, were more an affirmation than a critical commentary on the human condition. During the 1930’s his use of shallow space filled with flattened geometric forms springing from the contemporary European aesthetic projected him into the center of the Modernists movement, where he remained for the next 50 years. With many solo exhibitions during his lifetime,his works are now found in many museums and private collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney and the Hirshhorn. Oil on Artistboard in original frame c. 1950

18 x 23, . (The Dead Artist Gallery will donate a portion of the proceeds of the sale of this painting to the Ukrainian Refugee Fund during these troubled times.) –

$1650

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The Dead Artists Gallery presents “Mixed Zinnias in Glazed Bowl”

Texas wildflowers? Nope. “Mixed Zinnias in Glazed Bowl”, oil on canvas signed L/R “Emma Jean Mitchell” and signed/dated “1/18/28” on stretcher.Additionally, bears Houston Gallery label on verso. As an aside, excepting the ears, the bowl has the appearance of having been thrown by Maria Martinez (1887-1980), San Ildefonso Pueblo. Intriguing as well is the clever artifice the artist employed utilizing the colors of the flowers in the drapery material. Altogether, a most pleasing glimpse of Texas art in the 1920’s.

23 x 27 in original oil-gilt frame,

$750

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The Dead Artists Gallery presents “real happiness”

I went to my happy place this morning and brought back this watercolor and acrylic on heavy paper by Kathleen Armitage(1956-2019) signed and dated “K.Armitage, ‘90,” lower right. New York City/Philadelphia artist known for her avant-garde colors and unique composition of mixed-media materials, I feel she brings to this otherwise chilly January morning a spot of real happiness!

26 x 20 and original simple wood frame,

$325.

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The Dead Artists Gallery presents “Summer Bouquet”

One of our Fall favs… “Still Life with Corn, Pumpkins and Asters” c. 1920 in period frame. Signed by the Indiana artist Carl Spencer Campbell lower left, this oil on cardboard laid down on foam board guarantees scarlet foliage, crisp nights, and all the excitement of the harvest.

Campbell’s unique impasto style and color- bleed places him among American Fauvists. 22 x 24,

$575.

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