Description

    DICKSON REEDER (American, 1912-1970)
    Frieze II, 1952
    Gouache and tempera on board
    5-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches (14.0 x 26.7 cm)
    Signed upper right: DICKSON REEDER
    PROVENANCE:
    Formerly in the collection of Flora Blanc Reeder.

    EXHIBITED:
    Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, "Dickson Reeder: A Retrospective Exhibition", January 23-February 26, 1988.
    held until 1964.

    In 1931, Fort Worth native Dickson Reeder went to New York to study portraiture with Wayman Adams. He moved to Europe in 1936 and eventually settled in Paris, where he met his future wife and fellow artist, Flora Blanc. Flora introduced him to the renowned printmaker, William Stanley Hayter, and Dickson began studying at his Atelier 17. In 1940, the couple settled in Fort Worth, where they quickly became two of the central figures in a group of mid-century modernists known as the Fort Worth Circle. Dickson's entry into the 1941 Local show, The Shannon Children, quickly established him as one of the most avant-garde and popular portraitists in Fort Worth during this period. In 1946, Dickson and Flora opened the Reeder School of Theater and Design for Children, which instilled a love of the arts in several generations of Fort Worth's young people.

    Works by Dickson Reeder, like the modernist gem, Frieze II, were included in multiple group and solo exhibitions in Texas, but he also
    showed at the Weyhe Gallery in New York, and was included in an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum, New York in 1942. Standing
    Nude
    and Frieze II show the range and erudition of his painting. He was always experimenting with new styles and subjects..


    Condition Report*:

    Light surface dirt. Abrasions with paint loss on the top edge. Extreme corners are slightly creased.. Craquelure on the black painted area in the lower left quadrant. Not examined outside of frame. Framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 9 X 14 Inches

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