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    SEYMOUR REMENICK (American, 1923-1999)
    Schuylkill Bridge, c. 1950s
    Oil on wood panel
    10 x 15 inches (25.4 x 38.1 cm)
    Signed lower right: Remenick

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST

    Born in Detroit and raised in Philadelphia, Seymour Remenick studied initially with Hans Hofmann from 1946-48. During the 1950s his his work shifted from the modernist paintings influenced by Hofmann, to work made directly from life. Remenick exhibited from 1954-62 at the Davis Gallery in New York with great success and later in New York's Peridot Gallery. In a review, Fairfield Porter wrote that Remenick's paintings, "with their apparently old-fashioned qualities, compete successfully with the most avant-garde painting in terms of the avant-garde. Though he may not mean to do this, Remenick expresses as well as it is expressed today, the idea that the ends of painting are to be found in its means." His oeuvre encompasses darker, early 1950s views of Philadelphia rooftops to brilliant painterly landscapes from Manayunk, the industrial riverside suburb of Philadelphia, where he worked for years.


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    Paint film in very good stable condition. Scattered accretions in the sky. Some pentimenti visible in profile of cityscape. Framed Dimensions 16 X 21 Inches

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