Boat Abstraction

Boat Abstraction

1938
Type: Painting / Oil on masonite

“By the spring of 1938, when our second annual exhibition took place, I was well in control of my new medium. My entry, a work simply entitled PAINTING [now known as Boat Abstraction], was a quite natural outgrowth of my most recent and most vivid experiences. The main motif is distinctly nautical, the predominant shape being reminiscent of a dinghy, surrounded with other forms vaguely evocative of rudders, pulleys, riggings and even rivets. All quite appropriate subject matter for a young woman who had just spent a deliriously happy summer among the simple maritime folk of Mohegan Island. The technique was straightforward, flat surface painting with oil on a gesso board. The black and white reproduction in the 1938 AAA Yearbook looked well” (Notes for a Biographer, Volume II, p. 469).

In Exhibit:

Dimensions: H: 24.25  W: 40   

Exhibition History:

Second Annual Exhibition of the American Abstract Artist Group, 1938; “American Abstract Artists: The Early Years,” Sid Deutsch Gallery March, 1980-April 1981
Traveling Show, 2008-2010

Catalog #: SF_0702