DescriptionCHARLES GREEN SHAW (American, 1892-1974)
Oil on canvas
Signed lower right: Shaw
28-1/2 x 22 inches (72.4 x 55.9 cm)
Significant figure in American abstract art who was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists. Shaw studied under Thomas Hart Benton at the Art Students League of New York and also privately with George Luks. His personal style evolved from that of Cubism to a more simplified and geometric form. His Plastic Polygon series brought him wide recognition among individuals and galleries in the 1930s.
Shaw's work is part of most major collections of American Art, including the Whitney Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000.
Some minor cracking in places. Some possible areas of overpainting throughout, visible under UV light.
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