IRENE RICE PEREIRA | GLORIA IN EXCELSIUS
Property from the Collection of John M. and Elly B. Beard
IRENE RICE PEREIRA
1907 - 1971
GLORIA IN EXCELSIUS
signed; titled and dated 1963 on the reverse
oil on canvas
Canvas: 50 by 40 in. (127 by 101.5 cm.)
Framed: 51¾ by 41¾ in. (131.5 by 106 cm.)
This work is in good condition overall. There is minor canvas draw in the upper left corner, visible upon close inspection. There are scattered areas of craquelure in the upper quadrants, visible upon close inspection. There are minor losses to the peaks of some areas of impasto and to the black passages in the composition. Framed without glazing.
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Sotheby's, New York, 2 October 1980, Lot 58
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
As an American abstract artist, poet and philosopher, Irene Rice Pereira played a significant role in the development of modern in America. She incorporated the principles of the Bauhaus school into her work, and her paintings were significantly influenced by contemporaneous intellectual thought.