Born into a Czech family in Antigo, Wisconsin Vavruska relocated to Chicago to attend The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1938, graduating with a BFA in 1941. As a Ryerson traveling fellowship recipient, he visited Mexico after graduation, and the effects of social realists and magical realists, such as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, exert a recognizable influence over the content and color palette of his work from that period (1941-42, and 1945-6, when he again traveled to Mexico on a fellowship). He would go on to secure a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1945, and, ever on the go, the restless Vavruska would travel everywhere from the Yucatan Peninsula, to Europe, where he lived for six years, and from where he visited and lived in North Africa, Italy, Paris, London and eventually New York.
His work is featured in the book "The Horizon is a Circle". This listing is for the Signed 1946 Abstract Oil Painting on Canvas - titled'Happy as a Clam' ONLY.
Difficult to photograph with the shiny glass front. Visible portion of Painting approx 21" x 19" - not sure of exact size of painting without removing frame (30.5" x 28.5" with frame) Painting itself is in excellent condition. Message me with any questions you may have. See photos - ZOOM in on ALL photos for exact details, as this is part of my description.
The inside of the glass needs a good cleaning. Matting appears to be in good condition.
Frame is in decent vintage condition - showing signs of use/wear commensurate with age (I believe this was probably framed in the 1970s). Please let me know which option you are choosing before you pay, and I will send you the correct invoice. Be sure to check out my other listings for more great vintage ART items!I cannot control how quickly an item is delivered once it leaves my hands. The item "VTG 1946/Mid-Century Modern ABSTRACT Original FRANK VAVRUSKA Framed Oil Painting" is in sale since Sunday, February 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "livesimplyvintage" and is located in Antigo, Wisconsin.
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