Lot 32
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FRANCIS DE ERDELY | The Fish Market

Estimate
25,000 - 35,000 USD
Sold
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Description

  • Francis De Erdely
  • The Fish Market
  • signed de erdely (lower right)
  • oil on canvas
  • 40 by 50 inches
  • (101.6 by 127 cm)

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. 
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