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    EMIL BISTTRAM (American 1895 - 1976)
    The Chieftan, 1920s
    Pastel
    17-1/2 x 12 inches
    Signed lower right (under mat)

    PROVENANCE:
    Estate of Emil Bisttram

    REFERENCE:
    Pictured and discussed in the doctoral thesis of Ruth Pasquine, The Politics of Redemption: Dynamic Symmetry, Theosophy, and Swedenborgianism in the art of Emil Bistram

    This 1920s pastel is an excellent example of Bisttram's use of Dynamic Symmetry, a process of using geometric proportions based on the "Golden Mean" to organize the composition



    More information about EMIL BISTTRAM, also known as Bisttram, Emil James, Emil Bisttram, Emil James Bisttram.

    Condition Report*: excellent condition, new frame
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2006
    9th-10th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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