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    George Grammer (American, 1928-2019)
    Mexican Town - San Miguel de Allende Rooftops near the Fon-ton Court, 1951
    Watercolor on paper
    22 x 30 inches (55.9 x 76.2 cm) (sheet)
    Signed and dated lower right: Grammer 51
    Signed and titled verso: Mexican Town - San Miguel de Allende Rooftops near the / Fon-ton Court / Mexican Town / George Grammer

    From Texas oil derricks to Manhattan skylines, George Grammer captivates novice and collector alike with his abstract interpretations of architecture and light. He was youngest member of the Fort Worth Circle - a dozen young men and women bound together by the pursuit of modernism in the middle part of the Twentieth Century. We are particularly proud to be offering this excellent selection of his work from a prominent Fort Worth collector following his passing this last May. The last surviving member of the Fort Worth Circle will be greatly missed.

    Grammer studied under Kelly Fearing at Texas Wesleyan College, Fort Worth. Awarded a scholarship, he attended the Art Students League and became a full-time resident of New York City in 1957. He quickly gained prominence exhibiting in major galleries in New York such as Knoedler, Downtown Gallery, and Wildenstein as well as exhibiting at the National Academy of Design, but the artist never lost connection with his Texas roots. Back home in Fort Worth, Grammer was represented in local galleries such as The Fort Worth Gallery, Gallery in the Square, and Fort Worth's Fifth Avenue Gallery.

    More recently, his work was included in Intimate Modernism: Fort Worth Circle Artists in the 1940's (2008), Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth and one of his famed nocturnal oil derrick paintings is currently hanging in the newly remodeled gallery at the Amon Carter Museum. Grammer recently had two retrospectives at Texas Wesleyan University and The Old Jail Art Center as well as serving as the honorary chair of the 2018 Preservation is the Art of the City exhibition in Fort Worth.


    Condition Report*: There appears to be no major visible condition issues to note; framed under glass.
    Framed Dimensions 27.5 X 35.5 Inches
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    2nd Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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