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THE COLLECTION OF PATRICK AND CARLYN DUFFY

Francis De Erdely
THE FISH MARKET
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT
32

THE COLLECTION OF PATRICK AND CARLYN DUFFY

Francis De Erdely
THE FISH MARKET
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

American Art

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New York

Francis De Erdely
1904-1959
THE FISH MARKET
signed de erdely (lower right)
oil on canvas
40 by 50 inches
(101.6 by 127 cm)
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Provenance

Sold: Butterfields, San Francisco, California, December 13, 1994, lot 1060
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale

Exhibited

Pasadena, California, Pasadena Art Museum, Memorial Exhibition, 1960

Literature

Ernest Watson, Twenty Painters and How They Work, New York, 1950, p. 57, illustrated

Catalogue Note

Francis de Erdely was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1904 and studied at the city's Royal Academy of Art. His early work depicted the atrocities of the first World War and he was eventually banished from Hungary by early Gestapo members. In 1939, de Erdely immigrated to the United States and eventually settled in Los Angeles. He became a principal figure in the development of the West Coast Modernist School, interested in conveying a strong sense of social commentary and often depicting the regional minorities of African and Mexican heritage. 

American Art

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New York