HARRY CROWLEY (USA, 1898-1979) MODERNIST LG GEO-ABSTRCT O/B CITYSCAPE W/BLUE SKY For Sale
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HARRY CROWLEY (USA, 1898-1979) MODERNIST LG GEO-ABSTRCT O/B CITYSCAPE W/BLUE SKY:
HARRY CROWLEY (AMERICAN, 1898-1979) MODERNIST, ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST, GEO-ABSTRACT, VINTAGE, LARGE, 30\" HEIGHT by 25\" WIDTH, HEAVY IMPASTO, PAINTERLY OIL on BOARD CITYSCAPE, with ULTRAMARINE BLUE SKY & COLOR PRISM SQUARE & RECTANGULAR SHAPES REPRESENTING CITY STREET GRID, SIGNED in BLACK PAINT by the ARTIST on the CENTER RIGHT, FEATURING ORIGINAL, PERIOD MID-20TH CENTURY, WHITE GESSOED WOOD SLAT FRAME[Estate fresh & just recently discovered in a downtown Boston condominium, located in a high-rise apartment building in the Back Bay area of the city](Circa 1954-1958)Mid-20th century, post-WWII, American Modernist oil painting & early Abstract Expressionist,semi-referential art, Geo-Abstract artDIMENSIONS:30\" Height x 24¾\" Width x 1½\" DepthWeight: 12 lbs. 10 oz.DESCRIPTION:Incredibly vibrant and absolutely beautiful. This large, 30\" inheight x 25\" in width, slat framed, mid-20th century, post-WWII, Modernist, Abstract Expressionist, geo-abstract oil on board, was painted by the musician turned painter Harry Crowley (American, 1898-1979.) Crowley first pursued music at the Boston Conservatory of Music and taught advanced piano at both the Brooklyn, New York and Westchester, New York Conservatories of Music and was a faculty member for 25 years. He also taught piano privately and the well-known American actress Gloria Swanson, was one of his young pupils. Crowley didn\'t begin to paint until 1941, when he was 43 years old. He was entirely self-taught and quickly became involved in the Abstract Expressionist School of painting happening in New York City, where he created semi-referential, painterly, Abstract Expressionist paintings before abandoning, like many other artists of that period, any reference at all to things in nature, becoming entirely self-referential. This large, signed, oil on board of what\'s an urban landscape, no doubt New York City, shows a monochromatic blue sky over a prismatic color street grid. A truly wonderful Modernist artifact and an exceptional American Abstract Expressionist oil painting. It won\'t disappoint. Top shelf.
CONDITION:Very Good to Excellent overall vintage condition.