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Boston Modern Fresco of Angel on Concrete by Jean Wechsler Knapp

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Boston Expressionist fresco painting of an angel playing a curved horn within a key pattern on a cast concrete slab by Jean Wechsler Knapp, 1927-1993. Signed lower right. Deaccessioned from the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts. Previously exhibited at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts. Verso retains museum exhibition labels. Would make a nice top for a table base. Ref: Boston Modern: Figurative Expressionism as Alternative Modernism (Revisiting New England) by Judith Bookbinder Jean Wechsler Knapp was born:: September 19, 1927, Chestnut Hill, Newton, MA Died: April 18, 1993, Cambridge, MA (Caroline Knapp's mother) Wife of Dr. Peter Hobart Knapp, Jean (Wechsler) Knapp of Cambridge, a contemporary and abstract artist, died at her home of breast cancer. She was 65. Mrs. Knapp was born and reared in Chestnut Hill. She was a 1944 graduate of the Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill and a 1947 graduate of Vassar College in New York. Mrs. Knapp also studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and at the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where she was a teaching assistant in frescoes chosen by Karl Zerbe who was head of the department of painting from 1937-1955. Many of her paintings and collages have been exhibited throughout Boston and Cambridge, and her work is part of the collections of several local corporations, the De Cordova Museum in Lincoln and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She was survived by three children: Andrew G.Knapp of Salem, Mass.; Rebecca S. Knapp of Harvard, Mass., and Caroline H. Knapp of Boston. Her husband, Peter H. Knapp, died in 1992.

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  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Very good condition with no losses. Comes with its custom museum crate. Concrete slab is very heavy - probably 150 pounds. Dimensions 50 inches long x 25 inches wide x 4 inches thick.
  • Dimensions
    H 4 in. x W 25 in. x D 50 in.H 10.16 cm x W 63.5 cm x D 127 cm
  • Seller Location
    Hingham, MA
  • Reference Number
    LU886613468772
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