Untitled, Paris, April 10, 1937

Maker and role
Artist: Charles Biederman, American, 1906-2004
Year
1937
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Object detail

Media/Materials
Oil on canvas
Measurements
38 x 51 1/4in (96.5 x 130.2cm)
Credit line
Museum purchase with the Helen and Everett H. Jones Purchase Fund
Accession number
2015.20
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Department
Location
Further information
For Charles Biederman, one of the leading American abstract artists of the early 20th century, 1936 and 1937 were pivotal years. Coming to Paris from New York, he was influenced by European modernism, including the late Cubism of Fernand L├ęger. His paintings of this time represent a breakthrough, using color and form to create objects in space of sculptural weight and solidity, far more muscular than his previous abstract works. By the following year, Biederman made the leap from painting to relief sculpture, which he pursued for the rest of his long career.
Documentation
Menconi & Schoelkopt; 2015
Signature & date
Signed/dated, l.l.: Ch. Biederman Paris 4/10/37
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