"The Four Seasons," Brilliant Art Deco Painting with Nudes by Max Howard For Sale
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"The Four Seasons," Brilliant Art Deco Painting with Nudes by Max Howard

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Little is known about Max Howard, a Milwaukee artist, but his painting of "The Four Seasons" is a brilliant example of high-style Art Deco, its stylized nudes, fountains, arching motifs and cascading foliage all pointing to the artist's close familiarization with modern trends in decorative and fine art at the time. The male nude embracing a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables is a magnificent representation of Summer, just as the female nude strewing an arc of flowers represents Spring. Old Man Winter and a coral-hued Autumn complete the composition. Howard uses rich tones of carmine, purple, ice-blue and tangerine throughout his painting, executed in gouache and watercolor. (Dimensions include matte and frame.)

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  • Dimensions
    H 17 in. x W 17 in. x D 0.75 in.H 43.18 cm x W 43.18 cm x D 1.91 cm
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    LU86513866992
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