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Samuel Brecher
Pastel Portrait of a Circus Clown


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Pastel Portrait of a Circus Clown Samuel Brecher, American, (1897 - 1982) This portrait of a clown is pastel on paper, is fully signed by Samuel Brecher and dated 1943. This pastel painting of a clown measures 21.5 inches tall by 15.5 inches wide. Matted in the frame the pastel portrait measures 33.5 inches tall by 26.5 inches wide. Samuel Brecher was born in Boryslaw, Austria, a town near the Carpathian Mountains, now a part of Poland. His family came to New York in 1910, where Samuel graduated from Cooper Union* in 1921. He studied Art at the National Academy of Design* from 1921-1924, and continued studies under Charles W. Hawthorne in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Brecher was represented by several well known New York City galleries in the 1940's and 1950's including the Kraushaar Gallery, the ACA Gallery, the Hudson Walker Gallery and the Merrill Gallery. During his career he won over forty prestigious prizes and awards and had numerous one-man shows. Brecher's works are included in many important private collections as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Walker Art Museum, the Smithsonian and the Newark Museum of Art. He is listed in Who's Who in American Art and is a member of the Salmugundi Club* and the National Academy of Art.


  • Creator
    Samuel Brecher (1897-1982, American)
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  • Dimensions
    Height: 33.5 in. (85.09 cm)Width: 26.5 in. (67.31 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Hallowell, ME
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 12911111stDibs: LU128925332892

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