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Sylvia Spicuzza
"Abstract Figure With Bird" original conte cubist drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza

1954

$2,432
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The present work, drawn with black Conté crayon on a calendar sheet, Sylvia Spicuzza presents the viewer with a rhythmic vision. The scene is dominated by the figure of a woman in a large hat on the left, the linear construction of her face indebted to the cubist stylization of Picasso. She holds her hands together, seeming to reference a gesture of devotion. To the right, among a musical flurry of line and pattern, Spicuzza has also rendered a woman in profile looking upward to a menacing totem-like bird. 19 x 12.75 inches, artwork 21 x 27 inches, frame stamped with the artist's signature lower left Born in 1908, Sylvia Spicuzza was the daughter of noted painter Francesco Spicuzza. Sylvia devoted herself to teaching art to the students of Lake Bluff Elementary School in Shorewood, WI. During this time Sylvia produced a magnificent body of work that was undiscovered until her death. Sylvia's work is rich, diverse and fascinating collection of drawings, watercolors and prints from the 1920's to the 1990's. Her style ranges from early figurative drawings to regionalism, Art Deco, lyrical abstractions of every conceivable subject (both real and imagined), as well as figurative paintings that reflect the work of Picasso, Kandinsky and Max Ernst in the 1930's and 1940's. Biomorphic and organic, Modernist images are presented with Sylvia Spicuzza's own unique sense of style, humor and fantasy.

Details

  • Creator
    Sylvia Spicuzza (American)
  • Creation Year
    1954
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Width: 27 in. (68.58 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 2043d1stDibs: LU60535806662

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