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Bernice Cross
Halleluja, A story

1943

About the Item

Initially read as archaic and simple, Halleluja is a complex celebratory spring painting full of color, imagination, and humor and combines many elements seen throughout her later career. A rural and urban scene, flowers dominate the foreground around which chickens and other birds peck as figures go about their business throughout the composition. The theme extends to the skies, not only in the birds in flight but a group of angels that rest on the building tops. Many of Cross’ paintings incorporate religious themes and were often whimsical, combining elements of folk and abstract art. Cross’ style remained her own, unaffected by the major themes in art through the 1940s and 50s. Its in an artist worked frame that she probably toned to go with the piece and it has an exhibition plate on the front. the painting measures 34 x 28 inches so the listed size is the framed size.
  • Creator:
    Bernice Cross (1912 - 1996, American)
  • Creation Year:
    1943
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 39 in (99.06 cm)Width: 32.5 in (82.55 cm)Depth: 3 in (7.62 cm)
  • Medium:
  • Movement & Style:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    Canvas is fine. Frame has cracks in corners and artist made patina/coloring and it is weathered a bit. Frame could be kept for original feel or changed.
  • Gallery Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU141329848452
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