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"Nude Male Bathers," 1930s Watercolor Painting of Nude Figures, Blue & Tan

US$8,500

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Strikingly and vividly painted in watery tones of blue, green, tan and rose, this watercolor painting by Jean Paul Slusser depicts three nude male bathers sitting on the embankment of a lake or stream. The artist used wet-on-wet techniques to develop gorgeous, spreading colors for the flesh of the figures and the watery environment they are enjoying, just as Charles Demuth did in the 1920s and 30s. Slusser is known for a much-admired oil painting of three nude male sunbathers, so this watercolor may show the same three figures in different poses, using a different medium. The artist taught for many years at the University of Michigan, and exhibited widely at the Corcoran Gallery Biennial, Art Institute of Chicago, Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Michigan Watercolor Society, not to mention the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. The watercolor is on heavy paper, and is matted. Dimensions include the matte; the visible painting itself is 21.5 inches high by 15.25 inches wide.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 72.39 cm (28.5 in.)Width: 53.98 cm (21.25 in.)Depth: 5.08 mm (.2 in.)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930s
  • Condition
    Matte shows age and soiling.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865129890872

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