Signed lower left "A.V.J" for Aage Vogel-Jorgensen (Danish, 1888-1964); dated, verso, 1954 and titled 'Nr. 3'.

This early Scandinavian Modernist and winner of the Guggenheim International Award, first studied with Harald Giersing in Copenhagen
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Åge Vogel-Jørgensen
Mid-Century Danish 'Abstract in Primrose and Blue', Benezit and Thieme-Becker

1954

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Signed lower left "A.V.J" for Aage Vogel-Jorgensen (Danish, 1888-1964); dated, verso, 1954 and titled 'Nr. 3'. This early Scandinavian Modernist and winner of the Guggenheim International Award, first studied with Harald Giersing in Copenhagen (1919-21) and, later, in Paris (1922-23). He also worked closely with Immanuel Ibsen whose Modernist theories of color harmony came to influence his later work. Originally a member of the Autumn exhibition, he resigned in 1949 when the aesthetic of the Cobra Group became dominant. Two years later, he co-founded the March exhibition and, subsequently, his pictures became increasingly imaginative, eventually verging, as in the case of this work, on complete abstraction. Jorgensen’s presents his particular view of abstraction as a distinctive mood-laden immersion in soft gradations of color. His images hold the surface but are, at the same time, spatial in an almost cosmic sense, transforming them into personal, existential statements. Beginning in 1918, and over the course of a long career, Vogel-Jorgensen exhibited internationally with success and was the recipient of numerous medals, prizes and juried awards. He also received several prestigious scholarships that afforded him the luxury of uninterrupted periods of study abroad, permitting him to develop his unique style independently of the demands of the market. The artist is listed in all relevant art reference works including Scholarships: Hielmstierne-Rosencrone, 1922; Bielke, 1923; Akademie, 1924, 1955; Carlsons Prize, 1928; Nathan, 1948, 1952; J.R. Lund, 1950; P.A. Schou, 1959; Guggenheim International Award, 1960; Zahrtmann 1963. Displayed in a later silver-gilt frame. Framed dimensions: 26"H x 24.63"W x 1.63"D Reference: Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Vol. XIV , p.315; Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Kunstler, Vol. XXXIV, p.489; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2007/8 Edition, p.2444; et al.

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  • Artist
    Åge Vogel-Jørgensen (1888 - 1964, Danish)
  • Creation Year
    1954
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    painting: minor edge losses; no restoration visible under black light (365nm) frame: surface marks
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 24.25 in. x W 22.75 in. x D .75 in.H 61.6 cm x W 57.79 cm x D 1.91 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU3444285811
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