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1953 Francis Jennings Mid Century Modern Painting "Fat Cat and Bird" Oil/ Board



Francis Jennings (b. Wilmington, DE 1910 - 1993 NYC) painted this framed surreal cubist oil on board in 1953 while residing in NYC. In vivid colors, Jennings depicted a large cat with a large bird in his mouth, probably bringing indoors as a gift to his owner. Signed Jennings 1953 lower right corner. Although primarily known as sculptor, Jennings was equally comfortable painting murals and abstracts. His work was frequently exhibited in Philadelphia and New York, where he lived for much of his life. In 1967, Jennings was the subject of a radio series, The Artist in New York. Look out in the future for our separate listings of two monumental metal sculptures, one 1969 and the other 1970. Measurements: Sight: 37 inches x 29 1/4 inches Frame: 42 inches high x 36 inches wide.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 42 in. (106.68 cm)Width: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Depth: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Very Good condition. Frame has cerused age finish. Artwork no issues.
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU830124716932

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