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    Frederik Ebbesen Grue (American, 1951-1995)
    Foo Dog and Persimmons, 1981
    Oil on Masonite
    36 x 30 inches (91.4 x 76.2 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left: Grue / 81

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Private collection, Woodland Hills, California, acquired from the above;
    Gift to the present owner from the above.

    EXHIBITED:
    Santa Paula Art Museum, Santa Paula, California, "45th Annual Art Exhibit," August 8-18, 1981, awarded First Place and Popular Prize;
    Hillcrest Congregational Church, La Habra Heights, California, "23rd Annual Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts," February 24-27, 1983;
    Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, Indiana, "Frederick Grue," October 14-December 3, 1989.

    LITERATURE:
    Conjeo Magazine, Jan/Feb, 1981, p. 57, illustrated;
    Whittier Daily News, February 26, 1981, p. 3, illustrated;
    Hillcrest Congregational Church, 23rd Annual Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts, exhibition catalogue, La Habra Heights, California, 1983, illustrated as the cover;
    Muncie Star, October 2, 1983, p. b-1, illustrated;
    Minnetrista Cultural Center, Frederick Grue, exhibition catalogue, Muncie, Indiana, 1989, pp.16, illustrated;
    C.A. Weiss, Beyond Realism: The Life and Art of Frederick Grue, 1995, pp. 122-23, illustrated.




    Condition Report*: Under UV exam, a certain pigment in the lower right corner and upper right edge does appear to fluoresce. Scattered areas of varnish fluoresce green. Frame wear with mild losses along the extreme edges, not noticeable in current framing (largest area approx. 1/4 x 3 inches in the upper left corner). Surface dust, noticeable in raking light.
    Framed Dimensions 43 X 37 Inches
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