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Philip Perkins
FORGOTTEN MASTERY
Estimate
10,00015,000
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Philip Perkins
FORGOTTEN MASTERY
Estimate
10,00015,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Philip Perkins
1907 - 1970
FORGOTTEN MASTERY
signed Perkins and dated '48 (lower right); also signed Philip Perkins, dated 1948 and titled Forgotten Mastery on the stretcher
oil on canvas
36 by 29 7/8 inches
(91.4 by 75.9 cm)
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Catalogue Note

Philip Perkins was born in Waverly, Tennessee. Following studies at Vanderbilt University (1925- 1926) and the Chicago Art Institute (1926-1931), he moved to Paris in 1932 where he studied with Jean Marchaud, Louis Marcoussis and Fernand Leger.  In 1934 he exhibited at the Salon d’Automne and the Salon de Tuilleries in Paris.  He moved to New York in 1940 where he shared a studio with Yves Tanguy.  In 1947, the year prior to painting Forgotten Mastery, Perkins participated in the International Surrealist Exhibition at Galerie Maeght in Paris. The present work is a superb example of those for which he is best known–geometric, cubist influenced work of the forties.

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