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Large Abstract Oil Painting "August III" by John Harrison Levee, 1965

$18,000Asking Price


Exceptional abstract in yellow, tan and white with a hint of blue and green. Painting is unframed and has been professionally cleaned paint is cracked in some areas due to age and impasto (see images), however in many areas, it is an intended part of the piece. Painting has great texture and presence as Levee used sand in the paint as well as layering cardboard for depth and is signed on lower right and verso and dated: August III 1965. John Harrison Levee is an artist of renown: "John Harrison Levee was one of the leading American artists in Paris during the post-war period along with Sam Francis. A prominent exponent of Abstract Expressionism or Abstraction Lyrique, as it was known in France, Levee established an international reputation with numerous museum exhibitions...Levee also quickly established an international reputation, exhibiting at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1957 and 1958, the Whitney Museum NY in 1957, 1959 and 1965, Carnegie Institue 1958, Museum of Modern Art Jerusalem 1963, Phoenix Museum of Art Arizona 1964, Museum of Tel Aviv 1969, Palm Springs Museum 1977.


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 68 in. (172.72 cm)Width: 72 in. (182.88 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Painting is unframed and has been fully restored but paint is cracked in some areas due to age (see images), however in many areas, it is an intended part of the piece.
  • Seller Location
    Palm Desert, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU79773260542

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