ROBERT PREUSSER (American, 1919-1992)
    Abstract (Primitive Pageant) (double-sided work), 1954
    Oil on board
    17 x 14 inches (43.2 x 35.6 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: Preusser 1954
    Signed, titled, and dated verso: Robert Preusser Primitive / Pageant / 1954

    Robert Preusser's early work, like Abstract (Primitive Pageant), is the result of his bold explorations of abstraction during the 1930s. That work, along with Untitled, reveals his success in mastering this style. He was born in Houston and studied there with McNeill Davidson as well as in Chicago at the Institute of Design, in New Orleans at the Newcomb School of Art, and in Los Angeles at the Art Center School. Preusser is generally acknowledged as one of the earliest Texas artists to produce and show abstract expressionism.

    Condition Report*:

    Aside from craquelure throughout and light surface grime, this work remains in overall good condition. Framed Dimensions 23 X 20 Inches

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    May, 2015
    16th Saturday
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