Lot 5: Peter Busa (1914-1983), Surrealistic Figure, chalk or pastel on black paper, 13.5 x 10.5, unknown

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December 30, 2012, 4:00 PM EST
Provincetown, MA, US
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Description: Surrealistic Figure, medium: chalk or pastel on black paper, art size: 13.5 x 10.5, signature: unknown, notes: , frame size: 20.75 x 16.75, frame style: black frame/black matte/glass, condition: excellent, provenance: Purchased directly from the son, Chris Busa by seller, About the Artist: Peter Busa (1914-1983) Studied at: Carnegie Inst. with Simboli,, Rosenberg, Kostellow and Benton. At ASL, Hofmann School of Fine Art, Yaddo Fellowship. Member of: College Art Assn, AEA, Minnesota Chapter, ASL (life member). Exhibited at: WFNY, 1939, Walker AC, Carlebach Gal, Art of this Century, Peggy Guggenheim, 1946, AAG, "Young Painters USA" sponsored by AFA, WMAA, AIC, 1940, PAFA, 1946 and 51-54, Bertha Schaefer Gal, NYC 1949-51, Albright-Knox Art. Gal, 1954, Chrysler Museum, 1959, Ford Found., 1962, Parrish AM, WMA, NYC WPA Exhibit., Parsons Sch. of Design. Works at: Smithsonian Inst., Guggenheim Mus., Smith College, Walker AC, WMAA. Was active in Provincetown from 1936-70, and his preferred mediums were: oils, woods and plaster. He taught at several places including: NY Univ., Cooper Union, State Univ., NY College, Univ. of Minnesota, LSU, Iowa State Col.. Auction of several books also. Extremely well listed and collected artist.
Artist or Maker: Peter Busa
Medium: chalk or pastel on black paper
Condition Report: excellent
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