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All That Glitters: Luxury Goods & Art

Wed, May 29, 2024 11:00AM EDT
  2024-05-29 11:00:00 2024-05-29 11:00:00 America/New_York Revere Auctions Revere Auctions : All That Glitters: Luxury Goods & Art
This auction features a lovely selection of fine jewels including an extraordinary bracelet by Georges L'Enfant, and a gold and diamond Patek Philippe wrist watch. Also in this sale is a fine group of sterling silver objects, mint proof coins, and lovely furnishings. Artworks in this auction include works by Werner Scholz, Jan Matulka, Zao Wou-Ki, among others.
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Lot 674

Jan Matulka Central Park Landscape Painting

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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Jan Matulka (Czech/American, 1890-1972). Gouache on paper painting depicting a view of Central Park, ca. 1925. Pencil signed along the lower right.

Lot Essay:
Jan Matulka was born in a small town in South Bohemia. While he took his first art classes in Prague, his family soon emigrated to New York City. He attended classes at the National Academy of Design and, upon his graduation, won a Joseph Pulitzer Traveling Scholarship. It was with this money that he traveled back to Europe, visiting Paris in 1919. He rented a studio and returned there throughout the 1920s. He began a long teaching career in 1925 at the Art Students League. Throughout his life, he taught artists such as Dorothy Dehner, Francis Criss, Brugoyne Diller, Irene Rice Pereira, David Smith, Jacob Burck, Esther Shemitz, and many more.

Matulka painted continuously and often in differing styles depending on the time of day. He was known to create abstract works in the morning and end the day with landscapes. He joined the Public Works of Art Project as well as the Federal Art Project, painting murals.

As Matulka aged he withdrew more and more from society, more so as his health failed. Throughout the latter part of his life, his works were subject to much acclaim when they were exhibited. During his life, he exhibited frequently at the Frank K. M. Rehn Gallery in New York. His posthumous credits include, among others, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the British Museum, and the Guggenheim.

Sight; height: 16 3/4 in x width: 22 3/4 in. Framed; height: 26 1/2 in x width: 32 1/2 in x depth: 1 in. The colors are bold and bright. The sheet is slightly toned. There is undulation to the sheet. There are creases throughout the extreme edges of the print, in particular to the lower right corner. There are rips throughout the edges of the sheet. There are are losses to all four corners, especially the bottom right and upper left. No signs of restoration under UV light. There are areas with tape throughout the verso. Framed under glass; light wear to the frame.

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