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Lot 95: Robert Philipp, (1895-1981), Portrait of Young Girl, Oil on board, 8.5" x 6"Platinum House
August 28, 2013
Indianapolis, IN, USA
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Portrait of Young Girl
Oil on board
Signed upper right and verso.
At the age of 15, Philipp entered the Art Students League for four years and then continued his training at the National Academy of Design. His teachers at the League included George Bridgeman and Frank DuMond, and at the National Academy he studied with Douglas Volk and George Willoughby Maynard.
Back in New York in the early 1930s, Philipp was gaining a reputation for his portraits and figure studies. His - Olympia - won the Logan prize at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1936 and was subsequently purchase by J. Paul Getty. During the Depression, he worked for the Public Works of Arts Project.
8.5" x 6"