Description

    Viktor Schreckengost (American, 1906-2008)
    Morning Light, 1934
    Oil on canvas
    33 x 33 inches (83.8 x 83.8 cm)
    Signed center right: VIKTOR SCHRECKENGOST
    Signed on stretcher and titled faintly on the reverse of the canvas: VIKTOR SCHRECKENGOST / MORNING LIGHT


    EXHIBITED:
    Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, "16th May Show," April 25 - June 3, 1934 (Honorable Mention for Mural and Decorative Painting: Any Medium, exhibited under the title "Light");
    Eldred Players, Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, used in set for the play "Night Between the Rivers," 1936;
    Cleveland Institute of Art Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, "Faculty Show," 193[?];
    Cleveland Artists Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, 1986.

    Morning Light resembles Nadine Averill, the artist's first wife, who was herself an artist. The couple married in 1935, a year after this work was painted.


    Condition Report*:

    Unlined canvas; surface grime commensurate with age; there appears to be craquelure with a few tiny flakes of loss. Retains original natural wood Roysher frame in which the artist exhibited it throughout his life. Framed Dimensions 41.75 X 41.75 Inches

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