BILL BOMAR (American, 1919-1991)
    The Virgin Future, circa 1940
    Oil on canvas
    11-1/2 x 15-1/2 inches (29.2 x 39.4 cm)
    Modified artist's label verso: Artist: Bill Bomar / Title: Virgin Marriage / Medium: Oil on canvas / Size: 12" x 16" / Date: circa 1946

    From the Estate of Kelly Fearing.
    Fort Worth Public Library, Texas, "Bill Bomar: Oils, Watercolors", December 6-31, 1947;
    Weyhe Gallery, New York, "Bill Bomar Exhibition", October 3-November 3, 1949.

    Virgin Future is a fine and rarely seen example of non-objective painting by Fort Worth artist Bill Bomar. Of all the painters associated with the Fort Worth Circle, Bomar alone developed the vocabulary necessary to produce serious non-objective works. His intense interest in abstraction probably grew from exposure to the rich artistic environment of New York City and the work of leading edge artists of his day. About 1941, Bomar took up permanent residence in New York City, where he studied with John Sloan and then with master abstractionist Hans Hoffman. Splitting time between New York and his parents' home in Fort Worth, Bomar eagerly collected paintings by Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, and Amedeo Modigliani, and housed them in his Chelsea Hotel studio/apartment.

    Virgin Future represents Bomar working in his most non-objective style. The pyramidal and curvilinear shapes are carefully arrayed in palpable conversation, though the content of that conversation is unknown. Similar shapes and colors can be found in other Bomar abstracts of this period. Because Bomar maintained studios in New York and Fort Worth, Virgin Future could have originated in either city.

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    Overall condition very good. Framed Dimensions 18.5 X 22.5 Inches

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