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"Taming Wild Horses," WPA-Style, Early Social Realist Work by Paul Zimmerman

$6,500

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Full of energy and high contrasts a superb example of WPA-period painting -- this scene of two young men attempting to rein in rearing horses is an important early work by Paul Zimmerman. The sky is a foreboding dark purple and the landscape a muddy brown, but the horses and men are vividly realized in tones of copper, white, sea foam and blue. Zimmerman was born in the Midwest and trained in Indiana, but spent most of his life painting and teaching in Hartford, Connecticut. The medium is oil paint on Masonite.

Details

  • Creator
    Paul Zimmerman (Painter)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Width: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Depth: .25 in. (6.35 mm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1940s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Wear around edge and along a line 2.5" from upper edge where a frame may have sat.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU86518252423

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