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    Kelly Fearing (American, 1918-2011)
    House at Dusk, 1941
    Gouache on paper
    12 x 17-5/8 inches (30.5 x 44.8 cm) (sheet)
    Signed and dated lower right: K. Fearing / 41

    Kelly Fearing returned from Columbia University in New York to Fort Worth and joined with other modernist artist to create the Fort Worth Circle. There he established himself as a surrealist and mystical naturalist artist. While continuing to create his own art, Fearing taught at the University of Texas at Austin from the foundation of the art department to his retirement in 1987. Always experimenting, Fearing often used mixed media or varying textures to add depth to his surrealist and magical works that are surrounded in both symbolism and unexpected touches. The present work, House at Dusk, is a rare early regionalist scene for the artist.




    Condition Report*: Hinged to window mat via upper edge verso with non-archival tape; spots of foxing scattered throughout the entirety of the sheet; areas throughout the image where pigment is thin and paper is slightly visible, possibly inherent to the work's creation; one small, approximately 1/2, abrasion to the paper with associated pigment loss to the lower left quadrant; broken hinges still adhered to the margins. Framed under glass.
    Framed Dimensions 17.25 X 20.25 Inches
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