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Benjamin KopmanWPA Symbolist Figural Oil 'The Shepherd's Twilight Song' in Carrig-Rohane Frame
An early twentieth-century, Symbolist style landscape with a shepherd in the foreground shown seated beneath a tree and playing the flute with a view beyond towards a windmill and the setting sun. Framed in a hand-carved and gold-leafed frame, signed verso by Carrig-Rohane and dated, 1916. Frame Incised ‘Carrig-Rohane Shop Inc., RC + NM Vose, Boston, 1916, #1530’ Frame Size: 17 x 15.5 inches. Signed lower left "Benj. D. Kopman for Benjamin Kopman (American, 1887-1965) and painted circa 1916. Additionally signed verso. Russian-born, Benjamin Kopman studied at the National Academy of Design in New York and exhibited with success throughout the United States, including at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Corcoran Gallery and the Art Institute of Chicago. He was a member of the Allied Artists of America, the American Artists Congress and the Artists Equity Association. He worked for the Works Project Administration and was the recipient of numerous medals, prizes and juried awards. Kopman’s work is held in the permanent collections of museums throughout the United States, including the Carnegie Institute, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Brooklyn Museum, among others. The artist is well-listed in all reference works including Who Was Who in American Art and Benezit. We are pleased to offer this lyrical work from the artist’s Symbolist period, a painting that happily retains its original, serial-numbered Carrig-Rohane frame. Reference: Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Vol. VII, p.943; Who Was Who in American Art, Falk, Vol. II, p.1889; Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers, Mantle Fielding, p.530; Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists, Cummings, p.286; Mallett’s Index of Artists, p.235; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2003/4 Edition, p.1174; et al.
- ArtistBenjamin Kopman (1887 - 1965, Israeli American)
- Creation Year1916
- Movement & Style
- Condition Detailspainting: minor surface marks, shows well; frame: minor losses, minor surface marks, shows well.
- DimensionsH 10 in. x W 8 in.H 25.4 cm x W 20.32 cm
- Gallery LocationSanta Cruz, CA
- Reference NumberLU3444525062
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