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    Dickson Reeder (American, 1912-1970)
    Fire and Water
    Gouache on paper
    12 x 24 inches (30.5 x 61 cm) (sheet)

    PROVENANCE:
    Flora Reeder, wife of the artist;
    Dutch Philips & Co., Dallas;
    Priscilla Holland Johnston, Fort Worth, Texas, acquired from the above, 1978;
    Private collection, Fort Worth, Texas.

    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, Flora Blanc. 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. Several of his portraits were included an exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum titled Intimate Modernism: Fort Worth Circle Artists in the 1940s. The present work, Fire and Water, is a rare abstract example from the artist.


    Condition Report*: Sheet is hinged to window mat; areas if loss to the right edge of the sheet, not noticeable while matted; overall toning to the sheet. Framed under glass.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2020
    26th Saturday
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