Description

    DICKSON REEDER (American, 1912-1970)
    Le Pendu, 1937
    Etching with drypoint
    10-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches (26.7 x 17.1 cm)
    Ed. AP
    Signed, dated, titled, and numbered in pencil on bottom margin: Dickson Reeder 1937 / Le Pendu / Epreuve D'Artiste


    PROVENANCE:
    Artist's wife's estate sticker verso.

    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.

    From an art historical perspective, the print Le Pendu is a very interesting example of his work. Titled in French, dated 1937, and reminiscent
    of Hayter's work, it was most certainly done while he was studying printmaking at Atelier 17. Reeder's works from this period are extremely
    rare, which is a shame because it was such a defining time for his development as an artist. At Hayter 's popular studio, Dickson came into
    contact with important artists like Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, and Max Ernst, influences that would drive his creativity and contribute to the
    sophisticated style of Fort Worth artists for years to come.



    Condition Report*:

    Paper is slightly unlating underneath mat. Possible light discoloration around the extreme edges. Not examined outside of frame. Framed under plexiglass. Framed Dimensions 17 X 12.75 Inches

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