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    Jack Levine (American, 1915-2010)
    Tombstone Cutter, 1947
    Oil on canvas
    36 x 30 inches (91.4 x 76.2 cm)
    Signed lower right: JLevine

    PROVENANCE:
    The Downtown Gallery, New York;
    Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Flieschman, Detroit, Michigan;
    Jacob Schulman, New York;
    Sotheby's, New York;
    Midtown Galleries, New York;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    EXHIBITED:
    The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, November 1947;
    The Downtown Gallery, New York, "Jack Levine," May 1948;
    Boris Mirsky Gallery, Boston, January 1950;
    Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, "Expressionism in American Painting," May 1952;
    Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, n.d.;
    The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, "Jack Levine," 1955;
    Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, "The Fleischman Collection," March 1960;
    The American Federation of Arts, New York, "Jack Levine Retrospective," September 5-November 5, 1960;
    The Jewish Museum, New York, "Jewish Experience in the Art of the Twentieth Century," October 14, 1976-January 1, 1976, no. 137.
    DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts, "Expressionism in Boston: 1945-1985," June 14-September 7, 1986;
    Hebrew College, Brookline, Massachusetts, "Profound Testimony: The Jewish Heritage of Jack Levine," November 1987;
    Instituto Nacional De Bellas Artes Plasticas, Mexico, "Segunda Benial InterAmericana," n.d.

    LITERATURE:
    F. Getlein, Jack Levine, New York, 1966, pl 35, illustrated;
    J. Levine, Jack Levine, New York, 1989.


    Condition Report*:

    Unlined canvas; a few areas of faint craquelure; work may benefit from a cleaning; under UV exam, there appears to be no inpaint. Framed Dimensions 46.5 X 40.5 Inches

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