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    Emil James Bisttram (American, 1895-1976)
    Triangles and Circles, 1940
    Encaustic on paper
    9-3/4 x 7 inches (24.8 x 17.8 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left: Bisttram 40


    Cline Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2001.

    We wish to thank Matthew Rowe for his cataloguing assistance. Mr. Rowe points out that encaustics like Triangles and Circles "show Bisttram's process in developing his geometric style based on Dynamic Symmetry--composition based on the golden ratio. . . . Within the realm of Bisttram encaustics, this is a good example. . . [with] the mottling of colors throughout the circles and triangles contrasted with the more linear color fills."

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

    Condition Report*: Sheet is hinged to backing board at top corners verso; edges appear uneven; no major visible condition issues to note; framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 17.5 X 14.25 Inches
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    May, 2018
    4th Friday
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