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Cleve Gray
South Hampton 8:45PM

1950

$5,500

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Southhampton 8:45 PM Signed Gray lower right Titled on verso in black paint Oil on canvas, 28 x 40 inches Exhibited: Jacques Seligman Galleries (label) twice, original price $450. (See photo) Condition: {Small slit in canvas, delivered to Monica for cleaning and repair} Expertly repaired by Monica Radecki Gray had his first one man show at Seligmann in 1947. NY Times Obit: Large Abstract Works, Dies By Ken Johnson Dec. 10, 2004 Cleve Gray, a painter admired for his large-scale, vividly colorful and lyrically gestural abstract compositions, died on Wednesday in Hartford. He was 86. The cause was a massive subdural hematoma suffered after he fell on ice and hit his head on Tuesday outside his home in Warren, Conn., said his wife, the writer Francine du Plessix Gray. Mr. Gray achieved his greatest critical recognition in the late 1960's and 70's after working for many years in a comparatively conservative late-Cubist style. Inspired in the 60's by artists like Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko and Helen Frankenthaler, Mr. Gray began to produce large paintings using a variety of application methods -- pouring, staining, sponging and other nontraditional techniques -- to create compositions combining expanses of pure color and spontaneous calligraphic gestures. In 1972 and 73 he produced "Threnody," a suite of 14 paintings, each measuring 20 feet by 20 feet, dedicated to the dead on both sides in the Vietnam War. The series was commissioned by the Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, part of the State University of New York, and is considered one of the largest groups of abstract paintings created for a specific public space. PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY Cathedral of Saint John the Divine Art Gallery, New York, NY Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME Columbia University Art Gallery, New York, NY Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New York, NY Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY Heckscher Museum, Huntington, New York, NY Honolulu Academy of the Arts, Honolulu, HI The Jewish Museum, New York, NY Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MI Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. The Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase, NY New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, FL Oklahoma City Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA Shearson Lehman Hutton Collection, New York, NY Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE Shite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN Tennessee Botanical Gardens and Fine Arts Center, Nashville, TN Union Station, Hartford, CT Vanderbilt Art Gallery, Nashville, TN The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT Willard Gibbs Research Laboratory, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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  • Creator
    Cleve Gray (1918-2004, American)
  • Creation Year
    1950
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Width: 40 in. (101.6 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Small slit in canvas expertly repaired.
  • Gallery Location
    Fairlawn, OH
  • Reference Number
    Seller: FA94521stDibs: LU1402161103

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