Description

    Dickson Reeder (American, 1912-1970)
    Old Woman in Green Dress, 1936
    Oil on canvas laid on board
    23-3/4 x 20 inches (60.3 x 50.8 cm)

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Nell Reeder, sister in law of the above;
    Acquired by the present owners from the above, 1993.

    In 1931, Fort Worth native Dickson Reeder went to New York to study portraiture with Wayman Adams. He moved to Europe in 1936 and eventually settled in Paris, where he met his future wife, Flora Blanc. In 1940, the couple settled in Fort Worth, where they quickly became two of the central figures in a group of mid-century modernists known as the Fort Worth Circle. Dickson's entry into the 1941 Local show, The Shannon Children, quickly established him as one of the most avant-garde and popular portraitists in Fort Worth during this period. Several of his portraits were included an exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum titled Intimate Modernism: Fort Worth Circle Artists in the 1940s.


    Condition Report*:

    There appears to be light overall surface grime as well as a few areas of craquelure; a few stray surface scratches and pinholes; under UV exam, there appears to be no previous restoration other than the canvas laid to board. Framed Dimensions 24.75 X 21 Inches

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