DescriptionWALTER 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, Cézanne, 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.
.25in.tear lower right corner, otherwise in good condition
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