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Lot 855

Philip Perkins Pastel, Galaxy, 1965

Estimate: $300 - $400

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Philip Perkins (Tennessee, 1907-1970) pastel on black paper drawing depicting a solar system including planets, moons, meteors, and a sun at lower left. Signed and dated "Perkins [19]65," lower right. Housed under plexiglass in a silvered wood frame with ivory mat. Sight: 11 1/4" H x 15 1/4" W. Frame: 20 1/4" H x 24 7/16" W. Biography: Philip Perkins received critical acclaim for his geometric, cubist influenced work of the 1940s and his abstract expressionism in the 1950s. He was born in Waverly, Tennessee and studied at Vanderbilt University and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1932 he moved to Paris, France, where he studied under Jean Marchaud, Louis Marcoussis, and Fernand Leger. In 1934, he exhibited at the Salon D'Automne and the Salon de Tuileries. In 1940, he moved to New York City and, in 1947, participated in the International Surrealist Exhibition. He spent seven years teaching art at the University of Tennessee in Nashville (1948-1955) but went back to Europe for several more years before returning to Nashville in 1961.

Condition

Overall very good condition. Not examined out of frame.

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