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Lot 37

George Chann Mixed Media Abstract Painting

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000

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George Chann (Chinese/American, 1913-1995). Mixed media on canvas abstract painting in blue, yellow, and red. Signed along the lower right.

Provenance: Private Texas Collection, 2023; Private Minnesota Collection.

Lot Essay:
George Chann was a Chinese-American artist known for his significant contributions to modern art in the mid-20th century. Born in Canton, China, Chann immigrated to the United States in 1933, where he later became a prominent figure in the American art scene. His work is characterized by a fusion of Eastern and Western artistic traditions, blending traditional Chinese calligraphy with modern abstract expressionism. Chann's unique style and innovative approach garnered attention, leading to numerous exhibitions and accolades throughout his career.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Chann played a key role in the California art scene, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area. His paintings often featured bold brushstrokes, vibrant colors, and a sense of spontaneity that reflected his deep understanding of both Chinese and Western artistic philosophies. Chann's artistry transcended cultural boundaries, offering viewers a bridge between two worlds. His legacy continues to influence contemporary artists, highlighting the rich tapestry of cultural exchange in the realm of modern art.

Unframed; height: 16 3/4 in x width: 21 1/4 in. Framed; height: 20 3/4 in x width: 25 in.


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