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Visions of the North: Minnesotan Art & History

Tue, May 21, 2024 11:00AM EDT
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Revere Auctions is proud to host our third annual Minnesota art and history sale. "Visions of the North" showcases art across time ranging from antique photographs showing the early years of Minnesota's history to recent works by contemporary artists such as Cameron Booth, George Morrison, and Warren MacKenzie. Also available is a broad collection of archival photography from the archives of the Star Tribune depicting notable personalities such as: past and present Presidents, musicians like NSYNC and The Beatles, cinema icons from Elizabeth Taylor to John Wayne, and much more!
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Lot 59

Hugh Kappel Abstract Painting - From Estate

Estimate: $400 - $800
Starting Bid
$350

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Hugh Kappel (American, 1910-1982). Watercolor on paper abstract painting in bold ochres with hints of blue, green, purple and bold black. There is a "The Estate of Hugh Kappel" inkstamp along the verso.

Provenance: Estate of the artist; Private Minnesota Collection.

Hugh Kappel, born in 1910 in Berlin, Germany, into a prosperous Jewish family, pursued a multifaceted career in art and philosophy. He honed his craft in Paris under Othon Friesz and Marcel Gromaire, showcasing his work alongside luminaries like Picasso and Chagall. Immigrating to New York City in 1937, Kappel embraced Abstract Expressionism, participating in the groundbreaking 9th Street Exhibition alongside Pollock and Motherwell. Later, settling in Minneapolis, he continued to evolve his style, spanning from portraiture to surrealistic collages, leaving a profound mark on 20th-century art.

Height: 24 in x width: 18 1/2 in. The colors are bold and deep. There are deep creases along the lower left corner. There is a pinhole along the lower right corner. The work is not framed.

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