DescriptionMargaret Putnam (American, 1913-1989)
Oil and ink on linen laid on board
19-1/2 x 12 inches (49.5 x 30.5 cm)
Signed lower right: M. Putnam
Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Texas, "The San Antonio Art League Artist of the Year, Margaret Putnam," January 12-February 2, 1964.
This lot is accompanied by the Witte Memorial Museum exhibition brochure dated 1964.
San Antonio artist, Margaret Putnum was an innovator throughout her career, experimenting with many techniques, mediums, and styles. Her expressive, abstract paintings, are extremely powerful works of art and reveal the strong influence of artists like Henri Matisse, Wassily Kandinsky, and Willem De Kooning. She expresses her vibrant personality through art in a way that her health would not allow due to her fight with Lou Gehrig's disease.
There appears to be light overall discoloration where pigment is not present; slight discoloration due to frame, not visible when framed; otherwise, work remains in good overall condition; framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 20.25 X 12.75 Inches
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