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Orville Bulman 1904-1978

12,000 - 18,000 USD
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  • Orville Bulman
  • Hot Horn
  • signed Bulman (lower left)
  • oil on canvas
  • 10 by 8 inches
  • (25.4 by 20.3 cm)
  • Painted in 1963.


Hammer Galleries, New York (acquired from the artist)
Private Collection, San Francisco, California, 1963 (acquired from the above)
By descent to the present owner (his nephew), 1982

Catalogue Note

Orville Bulman, a self-taught artist from Grand Rapids and Palm Beach, found his artistic inspiration in the African-American populations of the south and the Caribbean islands, especially Haiti. The popularity of Bulman’s imaginative compositions flourished nationally and internationally. By the time of his death in 1978, he had sold over 2000 paintings, exhibited in 41 one-man shows and attracted many notable collectors including the Duchess of Windsor and Robert F. Kennedy.