DescriptionPAUL WONNER (American, 1920-2008)
Still Life with "Femme au Coq"
Oil on canvas
46 x 32 inches (116.8 x 81.3 cm)
Signed lower right: Paul Wonner and titled and inscribed verso
From the Estate of George Perle (acquired directly from the artist)
George Perle (1915-2009) was a composer and music theorist. Perle taught music at UC Davis from 1957-1961 where he became friends with Paul Wonner and William Theophilus Brown. He was composer-in-residence with the San Francisco Symphony from 1988 to 1990. In 1986, Perle was awarded a Pullitzer Prize for Music. Among many writings, he published "The Operas of Alban Berg" regarded as a definitive analysis of 'Wozzeck' and 'Lulu'.
Inscription verso reads: Paul Wonner 2133 Carlton Berkeley Framed Dimensions 47 X 32.5 Inches
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