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Claude Buck
Mid Century Chianti with Orange Still Life

Circa 1940

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Still life "Wine with Orange" by Claude (Charles Claude) Buck (1890-1974). Signed lower left. Artist's notes and color scheme on verso. Displayed in rustic giltwood frame. Image, 14"L x 12"W. Claude Buck was a obsessive detail oriented painter, his signature can be found in multiple locations on a painting due to the many reworks of the image. Also, he was determined to get it just right and within each painting there can be found many over painting and removing and re-painting of areas. Painter Claude Buck was born in New York City on July 3, 1890. He began his artistic studies at the National Academy of Design and was taught by artists including Emile Carlsen, George deForest Brush, Francis Jones, and Kenyon Cox. Later he traveled to Munich for a period of study. A leading member of the avant-garde Symbolism* artists movement in Chicago, Claude Buck moved there from his birth place of New York City in 1919. He was known for his "fantastic, sometimes disturbing images with allegorical and literary themes" (Kennedy 97) drawn from writings of Edgar Allen Poe, operas by Richard Wagner, classical mythology and "New Testament" writings from the Bible. Buck taught drawing and painting at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art from 1921 to 1926, and at the Art Institute, where he took over classes of George Bellows. In New York City before coming to Chicago, Buck had a reputation as a radical artist. He took his first art training from his father, William R. Buck, from the time he was ages three to fourteen, and then until he was twenty-two, he studied at the National Academy of Design* where he was nicknamed "Kid Hassam" because his painting reminded viewers of that of Claude Hassam. Buck worked as a scene painter in the theatre and at the Willet Stained Glass company, and in 1914 began portrait commissions to earn money. In New York, he founded a group named the Introspectives, which reflected his own problems with melancholy during that period. Members, holding their first exhibition at the Whitney Studio in 1917, were artists who expressed their personal feelings and experiences and included Raymond Jonson and Emil Armin. In this phase of his career, Buck was focused on Old World styles of Leonardo da Vinci, Ralph Blakelock and Albert Pinkham Ryder. In 1929, the Arts Council of New York voted him one of the top one-hundred painters in the United States. Buck spent the last 10 years of his life in Santa Cruz, California, he was a member of the Carmel Art Association*, the Santa Cruz Art League* that he served as President in 1953,and the Santa Barbara Art Association.

Details

  • Creator
    Claude Buck (1890 - 1974, American)
  • Creation Year
    Circa 1940
  • Dimensions
    Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Width: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Depth: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Minor age toning and wear consistent with age of piece.
  • Gallery Location
    Soquel, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: JT-RS361stDibs: LU542145420

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About the Artist

Claude Buck

Claude Buck was born in New York City on July 3, 1890. He began his artistic studies at the National Academy of Design and was taught by artists including Emil Carlsen, George de Forest Brush, Francis Jones and Kenyon Cox. Later, he traveled to Munich for a period of study. Upon his return, he began a busy schedule of exhibitions.

Claude Buck was a leading member of the avant-garde Symbolism artists’ movement in Chicago. He moved there from his birthplace New York City in 1919. Buck was known for his "fantastic, sometimes disturbing images with allegorical and literary themes" (Kennedy 97) drawn from writings of Edgar Allan Poe, operas by Richard Wagner, classical mythology and "New Testament" writings from the Bible. In the 1920s, to earn money by gaining public favor and also expressing his increasing disdain for modernism, Buck did a number of hyperrealist portraits, figures and still lifes. These proved popular and aligned him with the opponents of abstraction and their Society for Sanity in Art movement, whose headquarters were in Chicago. Buck taught drawing and painting at the Chicago Academy For the Arts from 1921–26 and at the Art Institute, where he took over classes of George Bellows.

In New York City before coming to Chicago, Buck had a reputation as a radical artist. He took his first art training from his father, William R. Buck, from the time he was aged 3 to 14, and then until he was 22, he studied at the National Academy of Design, where he was nicknamed "Kid Hassam" because his painting reminded viewers of that of Claude Hassam. Buck worked as a scene painter in the theatre and at the Willet Stained Glass Company and began portrait commissions in 1914 to earn money. In New York, he founded a group named the "Introspectives," which reflected his own problems with melancholy during that period. Members holding their first exhibition at the Whitney Studio in 1917 were artists who expressed their personal feelings and experiences and included Raymond Jonson and Emil Armin. In this phase of his career. Buck was focused on Old World styles of Leonardo da Vinci, Ralph Albert Blakelock and Albert Pinkham Ryder. In 1929, the Arts Council of New York voted him one of the top 100 painters in the United States. In 1949, Buck and his wife Leslie moved to California to a studio-home in the Santa Cruz Mountains and ten years later, they settled in Santa Barbara where he died on August 4, 1974. In California, he was a member of the Carmel Art Association, the Santa Cruz Art League that he served as President in 1953 and the Santa Barbara Art Association.

Although Buck spent the last years of his life in Santa Cruz, California and was considered a California artist, his work also reflected the formal New York and Munich training he received at the beginning of his career. He also was a painting instructor at the Studio School of Art in Chicago for some years and was a member of Chicago Galleries Association, Society for Sanity in Art and Grand Central Art Gallery.

(Biography provided by Robert Azensky Fine Art)
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