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"Circus Scene," Masterpiece Enamel Bowl w/ Trapeze Artists in Deep Red and Green

$3,200

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This brilliantly-hued enamel bowl showing a circus scene, complete with trapeze artists, musician and clown, is a tour de force of midcentury enamel art. It was created by the famed enamel artist, Karl Drerup, who immigrated to America from Germany in 1937, his anti-Nazi activism and his wife's Jewish heritage forcing them to leave Germany. In his early years in America, he worked in ceramics with Franz Joseph Von Tury, but later he focused on enamel painting, prompted in part by a conversation with Tommi Parzinger, who noted that no one was creating fine enamels in New York. Drerup moved to New Hampshire in the 1940s and there he created a stream of brilliantly-hued scenes of stylized animals and humans, often in mythological or fantastical scenes. The colors of this bowl, jewel-toned spring greens, aquamarines, canary yellow and ruddy reds, are characteristic of Drerup's rich palette.

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