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    WALTER FRANCIS KUHN (American 1880-1949)
    At the Dressing Table, 1914
    Oil on canvas
    28 in. x 30 in.
    Signed and dated lower left: Walter Kuhn/ 1914
    Framed with plaque inscribed: 'W. Kuhn/ Artiste in Her Room'
    Provenance: Collection of Marga and Gunther Hellman
    Private Collection, Dallas, TX

    In 1912, Walt Kuhn and Arthur B. Davies traveled to Europe to select works for the landmark Armory Exhibition held in New York City in 1913. As one of the integral organizers of the Armory Show, Kuhn also exhibited his painting Morning, 1912 (Norton Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida). Painted one year after the Armory Show, Kuhn's At the Dressing Table, 1914, illustrates the impact that exhibited works by Van Gogh, C├ęzanne, Picasso and Matisse had on Kuhn's fauvist painting style. He would later refine his style to a modernist aesthetic featuring clowns and circus performers painted in a bold expressionist style.

    Franklin Riehlman: Once in the collection of Marga and Gunther Hellman of Hollis Hills, New York.

    Brian Roughton: Attribution is okay.

    Gavin Spainerman: Attribution is okay.


    Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000.

    Condition Report*: .25in.tear lower right corner, otherwise in good condition
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    Auction Dates
    November, 2005
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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