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Visions of the North: Minnesotan Art & History

Tue, May 21, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 63

Eugene Larkin Pine Tree Watercolor Painting

Estimate: $300 - $600

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Eugene Larkin (American, 1921-2010). Watercolor painting depicting pine trees along the shore of a body of water, possibly the North Shore of Lake Superior. Signed along the lower right.

Eugene Larkin, a prominent artist and educator based in the Twin Cities area, made significant contributions to the art world through his work in lithography, teaching, and writing. He served as head of printmaking and Chairman of the Division of Fine Arts at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design from 1954 to 1969, followed by a tenure as a professor in the Design Department at the University of Minnesota from 1969 to 1991. Larkin's works, ranging from depictions of musicians to nature scenes, including a series of woodcuts inspired by William Blake's "Songs of Innocence and Experience," are held in prestigious collections such as the Library of Congress and the Museum of Modern Art. He was an early advocate for lithography education and authored the textbook "Design: The Search for Unity." Larkin's artistic journey was deeply connected to nature, particularly trees, which he saw as having personalities akin to human traits. His last local exhibit was a retrospective at The University of Minnesota Weisman Museum in 2005.

Sight; height: 39 1/4 in x width: 25 in. Framed; height: 44 in x width: 29 3/4 in x depth: 2 in.

Condition

The colors are bold and bright. The sheet is very lightly toned. Light wear along the deckled edges. The artwork is floated in frame. Framed under glass. Light wear to the frame. Not inspected out of frame.

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