15.25″W x 19.25″H
Etching by renowned Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) depicts a central, well dressed figure parading with two cherubs, their faces obscured by rays of sunlight that exude from the top right corner of the image. Drawn simply, this etching is a reproduction of a 1970 original piece by Dalí and exhibits the late artist’s brilliant skill and refined linework even at an advanced age. Framed in gold, this etching is reverse signed in plate by the artist.
About the Artist:
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) was born on May 11, 1904 in the town of Figueres, close to the French border of Catalonia, Spain, to a wealthy family who encouraged him to pursue art. Being introduced to modern painting and art at a young age, Dalí studied at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid, where he made the acquaintance of noted Spanish figures Pepín Bello, Luis Buñuel, and Federico García Lorca. A talented, but eccentric student, Dalí left before his final exams, becoming increasingly fascinated with the Surrealist movement in 1927 and beginning to incorporate subconscious imagery based on the writings of Sigmund Freud into his work. From 1929 to 1937, his painting style matured rapidly, quickly making him the world’s best known surrealist artist; in particular, his 1931 masterpiece The Persistence of Memory is regarded as one of the greatest and most recognizable works of art of the 20th century. Dalí moved to the United States in 1940 with his wife and muse, Gala, where he lived until 1955. Dalí’s later work incorporated themes of religious subjects and continued to use center on Gala. He was forced to retire from painting in 1980 by a motor disorder that caused weak and trembling hands and moved to Pubol, a castle that he had purchased for Gala, where he became increasingly reclusive. Moved back to Figueres by friends and patrons to live his last years comfortably, Dalí died of cardiac arrest on January 23, 1989 at the age of 84.
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15.25″W x 19.25″H
An original woodcut print from American artist Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) titled “The Bather’ from a 1937 American Block Print Calendar with documentation of the calendar on the back of frame. Each illustration by a notable artist was printed separately so that it could be framed. Image features a heroic figure in the foreground against a large, stark white flame, mountains in the distance. This piece is a prime example of Kent’s recurring theme and interest in mysticism.
About the Artist: Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) was born in Tarrytown, New York and was interested in art from a young age. His family’s financial standings prevented him from pursuing a career in fine arts and consequently, he completed a Bachelor of Arts in architecture at Columbia University. While primarily focusing on scenes of nature, Kent’s figurative works often contain mystical themes such as heroism and isolation. Around 1920, Kent began making woodcuts, establishing himself as one of the most prominent early American Modernists. Kent eventually left the New York art world, his time spent more on progressive political causes such as worker’s rights and preventing the spread of fascism in Europe. Later in his life, Kent found new popularity in the Soviet Union and in 1960, he donated 880 prints, drawings, and paintings to the people of the Soviet Union. Kent died of a heart attack in 1971 and was buried at Asgard, his farm in New York.
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