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Francis H. Criss Sold at Auction Prices

Painter, Wall painter, b. 1901 - d. 1973

A painter known for his combining of precisionism and surrealism, Francis Criss was a student from 1917 to 1921 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later of Jan Matulka at the Art Students League in New York. He received his first significant attention at the 1932 Whitney Museum's First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. In 1934, supported by Charles Sheeler, he earned a Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship and traveled to Europe, where he created "Fascism," one of his best-known works.From 1935 to 1939, he was a teacher and muralist in New York for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration and was one of the artists who worked on the mural painting for the Williamsburg Housing Project in Brooklyn. During the 1940s, he did much commercial illustration, and then returned to fine art in the 1950s and 60s, experimenting with Pointillism and a series of collages.

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      • Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting
        Mar. 10, 2024

        Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting

        Est: $3,000 - $3,800

        ARTIST: Francis Hyman Criss (New York, 1901 - 1973) NAME: Nembutal Broadside MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few scratches. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Would benefit from cleaning. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 17 x 29 inches / 43 x 73 cm FRAME SIZE: 25 x 37 inches / 63 x 93 cm SIGNATURE: lower right and on verso PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, Arcade, Date 1999-03-30, Lot 393 SIMILAR ARTISTS: Preston Dickinson, George Copeland Ault, Ralston Crawford, Burgoyne A Diller, James Daugherty, Konrad Cramer, Suzy Frelinghuysen, Philip Howard Blashki Evergood, Robert Gwathmey, Everett Longley Warner, Arthur Beecher Carles Jr, Guy Pene Du Bois, Samuel Halpert, Ben Benn, Bernard Karfiol, Robert Brackman, Oscar Bluemner, Manierre Dawson CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117308 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: A painter known for his combining of precisionism and surrealism, Francis Criss was a student from 1917 to 1921 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later of Jan Matulka at the Art Students League in New York. He received his first significant attention at the 1932 Whitney Museum's First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. In 1934, supported by Charles Sheeler, he earned a Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship and traveled to Europe, where he created "Fascism," one of his best-known works.From 1935 to 1939, he was a teacher and muralist in New York for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration and was one of the artists who worked on the mural painting for the Williamsburg Housing Project in Brooklyn. During the 1940s, he did much commercial illustration, and then returned to fine art in the 1950s and 60s, experimenting with Pointillism and a series of collages.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Francis Hyman Criss
        Mar. 06, 2024

        Francis Hyman Criss

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        American, 1901-1973 Still Life with Figure, circa 1950 Signed Criss (lr) Oil and pencil on canvas 33 x 28 inches (83.8 x 71.1 cm) Provenance: Private Collection, New York Spanierman Gallery, New York Good condition. No signs of fluorescence under UV light.

        Doyle New York
      • Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting
        Oct. 08, 2023

        Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting

        Est: $3,100 - $4,000

        ARTIST: Francis Hyman Criss (New York, 1901 - 1973) NAME: Nembutal Broadside MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few scratches. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Would benefit from cleaning. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 17 x 29 inches / 43 x 73 cm FRAME SIZE: 25 x 37 inches / 63 x 93 cm SIGNATURE: lower right and on verso PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, Arcade, Date 1999-03-30, Lot 393 SIMILAR ARTISTS: Preston Dickinson, George Copeland Ault, Ralston Crawford, Burgoyne A Diller, James Daugherty, Konrad Cramer, Suzy Frelinghuysen, Philip Howard Blashki Evergood, Robert Gwathmey, Everett Longley Warner, Arthur Beecher Carles Jr, Guy Pene Du Bois, Samuel Halpert, Ben Benn, Bernard Karfiol, Robert Brackman, Oscar Bluemner, Manierre Dawson CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117308 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: A painter known for his combining of precisionism and surrealism, Francis Criss was a student from 1917 to 1921 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later of Jan Matulka at the Art Students League in New York. He received his first significant attention at the 1932 Whitney Museum's First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. In 1934, supported by Charles Sheeler, he earned a Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship and traveled to Europe, where he created "Fascism," one of his best-known works.From 1935 to 1939, he was a teacher and muralist in New York for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration and was one of the artists who worked on the mural painting for the Williamsburg Housing Project in Brooklyn. During the 1940s, he did much commercial illustration, and then returned to fine art in the 1950s and 60s, experimenting with Pointillism and a series of collages.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting
        Jul. 02, 2023

        Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting

        Est: $3,200 - $4,000

        ARTIST: Francis Hyman Criss (New York, 1901 - 1973) NAME: Nembutal Broadside MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few scratches. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Would benefit from cleaning. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 17 x 29 inches / 43 x 73 cm FRAME SIZE: 25 x 37 inches / 63 x 93 cm SIGNATURE: lower right and on verso PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, Arcade, Date 1999-03-30, Lot 393 SIMILAR ARTISTS: Preston Dickinson, George Copeland Ault, Ralston Crawford, Burgoyne A Diller, James Daugherty, Konrad Cramer, Suzy Frelinghuysen, Philip Howard Blashki Evergood, Robert Gwathmey, Everett Longley Warner, Arthur Beecher Carles Jr, Guy Pene Du Bois, Samuel Halpert, Ben Benn, Bernard Karfiol, Robert Brackman, Oscar Bluemner, Manierre Dawson CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117308 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: A painter known for his combining of precisionism and surrealism, Francis Criss was a student from 1917 to 1921 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later of Jan Matulka at the Art Students League in New York. He received his first significant attention at the 1932 Whitney Museum's First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. In 1934, supported by Charles Sheeler, he earned a Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship and traveled to Europe, where he created "Fascism," one of his best-known works.From 1935 to 1939, he was a teacher and muralist in New York for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration and was one of the artists who worked on the mural painting for the Williamsburg Housing Project in Brooklyn. During the 1940s, he did much commercial illustration, and then returned to fine art in the 1950s and 60s, experimenting with Pointillism and a series of collages.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting
        Apr. 09, 2023

        Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting

        Est: $3,400 - $4,250

        ARTIST: Francis Hyman Criss (New York, 1901 - 1973) NAME: Nembutal Broadside MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few scratches. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Would benefit from cleaning. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 17 x 29 inches / 43 x 73 cm FRAME SIZE: 25 x 37 inches / 63 x 93 cm SIGNATURE: lower right and on verso PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, Arcade, Date 1999-03-30, Lot 393 SIMILAR ARTISTS: Preston Dickinson, George Copeland Ault, Ralston Crawford, Burgoyne A Diller, James Daugherty, Konrad Cramer, Suzy Frelinghuysen, Philip Howard Blashki Evergood, Robert Gwathmey, Everett Longley Warner, Arthur Beecher Carles Jr, Guy Pene Du Bois, Samuel Halpert, Ben Benn, Bernard Karfiol, Robert Brackman, Oscar Bluemner, Manierre Dawson CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117308 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: A painter known for his combining of precisionism and surrealism, Francis Criss was a student from 1917 to 1921 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later of Jan Matulka at the Art Students League in New York. He received his first significant attention at the 1932 Whitney Museum's First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. In 1934, supported by Charles Sheeler, he earned a Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship and traveled to Europe, where he created "Fascism," one of his best-known works.From 1935 to 1939, he was a teacher and muralist in New York for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration and was one of the artists who worked on the mural painting for the Williamsburg Housing Project in Brooklyn. During the 1940s, he did much commercial illustration, and then returned to fine art in the 1950s and 60s, experimenting with Pointillism and a series of collages.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • FRANCIS CRISS (1901-1973) Untitled (Under the El).
        Feb. 16, 2023

        FRANCIS CRISS (1901-1973) Untitled (Under the El).

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        FRANCIS CRISS (1901-1973) Untitled (Under the El). Lithograph. 246x388 mm; 9x15 1/4 inches, full margins. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. 1931. A very good impression of this scarce print.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting
        Jan. 02, 2023

        Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting

        Est: $3,500 - $4,500

        ARTIST: Francis Hyman Criss (New York, 1901 - 1973) NAME: Nembutal Broadside MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few scratches. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Would benefit from cleaning. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 17 x 29 inches / 43 x 73 cm FRAME SIZE: 25 x 37 inches / 63 x 93 cm SIGNATURE: lower right and on verso PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, Arcade, Date 1999-03-30, Lot 393 SIMILAR ARTISTS: Preston Dickinson, George Copeland Ault, Ralston Crawford, Burgoyne A Diller, James Daugherty, Konrad Cramer, Suzy Frelinghuysen, Philip Howard Blashki Evergood, Robert Gwathmey, Everett Longley Warner, Arthur Beecher Carles Jr, Guy Pene Du Bois, Samuel Halpert, Ben Benn, Bernard Karfiol, Robert Brackman, Oscar Bluemner, Manierre Dawson CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117308 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: A painter known for his combining of precisionism and surrealism, Francis Criss was a student from 1917 to 1921 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later of Jan Matulka at the Art Students League in New York. He received his first significant attention at the 1932 Whitney Museum's First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. In 1934, supported by Charles Sheeler, he earned a Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship and traveled to Europe, where he created "Fascism," one of his best-known works.From 1935 to 1939, he was a teacher and muralist in New York for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration and was one of the artists who worked on the mural painting for the Williamsburg Housing Project in Brooklyn. During the 1940s, he did much commercial illustration, and then returned to fine art in the 1950s and 60s, experimenting with Pointillism and a series of collages.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Francis Criss Charcoal on Portrait of a Woman
        Nov. 17, 2022

        Francis Criss Charcoal on Portrait of a Woman

        Est: $300 - $500

        Francis Criss (American, New York, 1901-1973). Charcoal on paper portrait of a woman. Signed lower right in pencil. 22" x 17" (with frame 29 1/8" x 24 1/8").

        Willow Auction House
      • Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting
        Oct. 09, 2022

        Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting

        Est: $3,600 - $4,500

        ARTIST: Francis Hyman Criss (New York, 1901 - 1973) NAME: Nembutal Broadside MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few scratches. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Would benefit from cleaning. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 17 x 29 inches / 43 x 73 cm FRAME SIZE: 25 x 37 inches / 63 x 93 cm SIGNATURE: lower right and on verso PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, Arcade, Date 1999-03-30, Lot 393 SIMILAR ARTISTS: Preston Dickinson, George Copeland Ault, Ralston Crawford, Burgoyne A Diller, James Daugherty, Konrad Cramer, Suzy Frelinghuysen, Philip Howard Blashki Evergood, Robert Gwathmey, Everett Longley Warner, Arthur Beecher Carles Jr, Guy Pene Du Bois, Samuel Halpert, Ben Benn, Bernard Karfiol, Robert Brackman, Oscar Bluemner, Manierre Dawson CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117308 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: A painter known for his combining of precisionism and surrealism, Francis Criss was a student from 1917 to 1921 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later of Jan Matulka at the Art Students League in New York. He received his first significant attention at the 1932 Whitney Museum's First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. In 1934, supported by Charles Sheeler, he earned a Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship and traveled to Europe, where he created "Fascism," one of his best-known works.From 1935 to 1939, he was a teacher and muralist in New York for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration and was one of the artists who worked on the mural painting for the Williamsburg Housing Project in Brooklyn. During the 1940s, he did much commercial illustration, and then returned to fine art in the 1950s and 60s, experimenting with Pointillism and a series of collages.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Francis Criss Charcoal on Portrait of a Woman
        Sep. 22, 2022

        Francis Criss Charcoal on Portrait of a Woman

        Est: $400 - $500

        Francis Criss (American, New York, 1901-1973). Charcoal on paper portrait of a woman. Signed lower right in pencil. 22" x 17" (with frame 29 1/8" x 24 1/8").

        Willow Auction House
      • Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting
        Jul. 03, 2022

        Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting

        Est: $3,700 - $4,750

        ARTIST: Francis Hyman Criss (New York, 1901 - 1973) NAME: Nembutal Broadside MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few scratches. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Would benefit from cleaning. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 17 x 29 inches / 43 x 73 cm FRAME SIZE: 25 x 37 inches / 63 x 93 cm SIGNATURE: lower right and on verso PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, Arcade, Date 1999-03-30, Lot 393 SIMILAR ARTISTS: Preston Dickinson, George Copeland Ault, Ralston Crawford, Burgoyne A Diller, James Daugherty, Konrad Cramer, Suzy Frelinghuysen, Philip Howard Blashki Evergood, Robert Gwathmey, Everett Longley Warner, Arthur Beecher Carles Jr, Guy Pene Du Bois, Samuel Halpert, Ben Benn, Bernard Karfiol, Robert Brackman, Oscar Bluemner, Manierre Dawson CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117308 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: A painter known for his combining of precisionism and surrealism, Francis Criss was a student from 1917 to 1921 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later of Jan Matulka at the Art Students League in New York. He received his first significant attention at the 1932 Whitney Museum's First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. In 1934, supported by Charles Sheeler, he earned a Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship and traveled to Europe, where he created "Fascism," one of his best-known works.From 1935 to 1939, he was a teacher and muralist in New York for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration and was one of the artists who worked on the mural painting for the Williamsburg Housing Project in Brooklyn. During the 1940s, he did much commercial illustration, and then returned to fine art in the 1950s and 60s, experimenting with Pointillism and a series of collages.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Francis Criss Renovations
        Apr. 23, 2022

        Francis Criss Renovations

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Francis Criss (American, 1901-1973) Renovations Oil on canvas Signed Criss, lower right Sotheby's Auction tag, verso.

        Larsen Art Auction
      • Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting
        Apr. 17, 2022

        Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting

        Est: $3,900 - $5,000

        ARTIST: Francis Hyman Criss (New York, 1901 - 1973) NAME: Nembutal Broadside MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few scratches. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Would benefit from cleaning. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 17 x 29 inches / 43 x 73 cm FRAME SIZE: 25 x 37 inches / 63 x 93 cm SIGNATURE: lower right and on verso PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, Arcade, Date 1999-03-30, Lot 393 SIMILAR ARTISTS: Preston Dickinson, George Copeland Ault, Ralston Crawford, Burgoyne A Diller, James Daugherty, Konrad Cramer, Suzy Frelinghuysen, Philip Howard Blashki Evergood, Robert Gwathmey, Everett Longley Warner, Arthur Beecher Carles Jr, Guy Pene Du Bois, Samuel Halpert, Ben Benn, Bernard Karfiol, Robert Brackman, Oscar Bluemner, Manierre Dawson CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117308 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: A painter known for his combining of precisionism and surrealism, Francis Criss was a student from 1917 to 1921 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later of Jan Matulka at the Art Students League in New York. He received his first significant attention at the 1932 Whitney Museum's First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. In 1934, supported by Charles Sheeler, he earned a Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship and traveled to Europe, where he created "Fascism," one of his best-known works.From 1935 to 1939, he was a teacher and muralist in New York for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration and was one of the artists who worked on the mural painting for the Williamsburg Housing Project in Brooklyn. During the 1940s, he did much commercial illustration, and then returned to fine art in the 1950s and 60s, experimenting with Pointillism and a series of collages.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting
        Jan. 02, 2022

        Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting

        Est: $4,250 - $5,250

        ARTIST: Francis Hyman Criss (New York, 1901 - 1973) NAME: Nembutal Broadside MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few scratches. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Would benefit from cleaning. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 17 x 29 inches / 43 x 73 cm FRAME SIZE: 25 x 37 inches / 63 x 93 cm SIGNATURE: lower right and on verso PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, Arcade, Date 1999-03-30, Lot 393 SIMILAR ARTISTS: Preston Dickinson, George Copeland Ault, Ralston Crawford, Burgoyne A Diller, James Daugherty, Konrad Cramer, Suzy Frelinghuysen, Philip Howard Blashki Evergood, Robert Gwathmey, Everett Longley Warner, Arthur Beecher Carles Jr, Guy Pene Du Bois, Samuel Halpert, Ben Benn, Bernard Karfiol, Robert Brackman, Oscar Bluemner, Manierre Dawson CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117308 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: A painter known for his combining of precisionism and surrealism, Francis Criss was a student from 1917 to 1921 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later of Jan Matulka at the Art Students League in New York. He received his first significant attention at the 1932 Whitney Museum's First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. In 1934, supported by Charles Sheeler, he earned a Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship and traveled to Europe, where he created "Fascism," one of his best-known works.From 1935 to 1939, he was a teacher and muralist in New York for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration and was one of the artists who worked on the mural painting for the Williamsburg Housing Project in Brooklyn. During the 1940s, he did much commercial illustration, and then returned to fine art in the 1950s and 60s, experimenting with Pointillism and a series of collages.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting
        Oct. 10, 2021

        Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting

        Est: $4,500 - $5,750

        ARTIST: Francis Hyman Criss (New York, 1901 - 1973) NAME: Nembutal Broadside MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few scratches. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Would benefit from cleaning. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 17 x 29 inches / 43 x 73 cm FRAME SIZE: 25 x 37 inches / 63 x 93 cm SIGNATURE: lower right and on verso PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, Arcade, Date 1999-03-30, Lot 393 SIMILAR ARTISTS: Preston Dickinson, George Copeland Ault, Ralston Crawford, Burgoyne A Diller, James Daugherty, Konrad Cramer, Suzy Frelinghuysen, Philip Howard Blashki Evergood, Robert Gwathmey, Everett Longley Warner, Arthur Beecher Carles Jr, Guy Pene Du Bois, Samuel Halpert, Ben Benn, Bernard Karfiol, Robert Brackman, Oscar Bluemner, Manierre Dawson CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117308 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: A painter known for his combining of precisionism and surrealism, Francis Criss was a student from 1917 to 1921 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later of Jan Matulka at the Art Students League in New York. He received his first significant attention at the 1932 Whitney Museum's First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. In 1934, supported by Charles Sheeler, he earned a Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship and traveled to Europe, where he created "Fascism," one of his best-known works.From 1935 to 1939, he was a teacher and muralist in New York for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration and was one of the artists who worked on the mural painting for the Williamsburg Housing Project in Brooklyn. During the 1940s, he did much commercial illustration, and then returned to fine art in the 1950s and 60s, experimenting with Pointillism and a series of collages.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting
        Jul. 04, 2021

        Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting

        Est: $4,750 - $6,250

        ARTIST: Francis Hyman Criss (New York, 1901 - 1973) NAME: Nembutal Broadside MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few scratches. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Would benefit from cleaning. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 17 x 29 inches / 43 x 73 cm FRAME SIZE: 25 x 37 inches / 63 x 93 cm SIGNATURE: lower right and on verso PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, Arcade, Date 1999-03-30, Lot 393 SIMILAR ARTISTS: Preston Dickinson, George Copeland Ault, Ralston Crawford, Burgoyne A Diller, James Daugherty, Konrad Cramer, Suzy Frelinghuysen, Philip Howard Blashki Evergood, Robert Gwathmey, Everett Longley Warner, Arthur Beecher Carles Jr, Guy Pene Du Bois, Samuel Halpert, Ben Benn, Bernard Karfiol, Robert Brackman, Oscar Bluemner, Manierre Dawson CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117308 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: A painter known for his combining of precisionism and surrealism, Francis Criss was a student from 1917 to 1921 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later of Jan Matulka at the Art Students League in New York. He received his first significant attention at the 1932 Whitney Museum's First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. In 1934, supported by Charles Sheeler, he earned a Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship and traveled to Europe, where he created "Fascism," one of his best-known works.From 1935 to 1939, he was a teacher and muralist in New York for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration and was one of the artists who worked on the mural painting for the Williamsburg Housing Project in Brooklyn. During the 1940s, he did much commercial illustration, and then returned to fine art in the 1950s and 60s, experimenting with Pointillism and a series of collages.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Francis Criss, Under Construction (Roof Tops)
        Apr. 28, 2021

        Francis Criss, Under Construction (Roof Tops)

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Francis Criss Under Construction (Roof Tops) 1955 oil on canvas 18 h × 7 w in (46 × 18 cm) Signed to lower left 'Criss'. Titled and dated to verso 'Roof Tops 1955'. Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, 15 March 1995, Lot 169 condition: Work is in good overall condition. Minor area of hairline cracking with associated lifting along edges of cracks to lower left quadrant. Small areas of inpainting visible under UV light to lower left quadrant. Image presents well. Framed without glazing measuring 25 x 14 inches.

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • Francis Criss, El Station
        Apr. 28, 2021

        Francis Criss, El Station

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Francis Criss El Station c. 1935 oil on canvas 11 h × 16 w in (28 × 41 cm) Signed to lower right 'Criss'. Provenance: Treadway-Toomey Gallery, 20th Century Art and Design, 6 May 2001, Lot 693 condition: Work is in good overall condition. Scattered areas of surface soiling and crackle throughout, some with lifting along edges of cracks and pinpoints of loss to painted surface predominantly to upper center. Minor scuff to lower edge. Areas of inpainting throughout, however, image presents well. Framed without glazing measuring 24 x 19 inches.

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • FRANCIS CRISS (AMERICAN, 1901-1973).
        Apr. 11, 2021

        FRANCIS CRISS (AMERICAN, 1901-1973).

        Est: $500 - $700

        Pastel. Nude. Signed upper left. From a New York, NY collection.

        Clarke Auction Gallery
      • Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting
        Apr. 04, 2021

        Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting

        Est: $4,750 - $5,250

        ARTIST: Francis Hyman Criss (New York, 1901 - 1973) NAME: Nembutal Broadside MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few scratches. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Would benefit from cleaning. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 17 x 29 inches / 43 x 73 cm FRAME SIZE: 25 x 37 inches / 63 x 93 cm SIGNATURE: lower right and on verso PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, Arcade, Date 1999-03-30, Lot 393 SIMILAR ARTISTS: Preston Dickinson, George Copeland Ault, Ralston Crawford, Burgoyne A Diller, James Daugherty, Konrad Cramer, Suzy Frelinghuysen, Philip Howard Blashki Evergood, Robert Gwathmey, Everett Longley Warner, Arthur Beecher Carles Jr, Guy Pene Du Bois, Samuel Halpert, Ben Benn, Bernard Karfiol, Robert Brackman, Oscar Bluemner, Manierre Dawson CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117308 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: A painter known for his combining of precisionism and surrealism, Francis Criss was a student from 1917 to 1921 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later of Jan Matulka at the Art Students League in New York. He received his first significant attention at the 1932 Whitney Museum's First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. In 1934, supported by Charles Sheeler, he earned a Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship and traveled to Europe, where he created "Fascism," one of his best-known works.From 1935 to 1939, he was a teacher and muralist in New York for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration and was one of the artists who worked on the mural painting for the Williamsburg Housing Project in Brooklyn. During the 1940s, he did much commercial illustration, and then returned to fine art in the 1950s and 60s, experimenting with Pointillism and a series of collages.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Francis Criss (American 1901-1973), City Street, Block Print, Signed and Dated '31, Unframed, Sheet: 12-1/4 x 16-3/4 inches
        Mar. 09, 2021

        Francis Criss (American 1901-1973), City Street, Block Print, Signed and Dated '31, Unframed, Sheet: 12-1/4 x 16-3/4 inches

        Est: $100 - $200

        Francis Criss (American 1901-1973), City Street, Block Print, Signed and Dated '31, Unframed, Sheet: 12-1/4 x 16-3/4 inches

        Weschler's
      • Francis Criss (American 1901-1973), Nude Figures, Lithograph, Signed and Dated '31, Unframed, 15 x 11-1/2 inches
        Mar. 09, 2021

        Francis Criss (American 1901-1973), Nude Figures, Lithograph, Signed and Dated '31, Unframed, 15 x 11-1/2 inches

        Est: $80 - $150

        Francis Criss (American 1901-1973), Nude Figures, Lithograph, Signed and Dated '31, Unframed, 15 x 11-1/2 inches

        Weschler's
      • FRANCIS CRISS (1901-1973) Untitled, (El Train).
        Feb. 04, 2021

        FRANCIS CRISS (1901-1973) Untitled, (El Train).

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        FRANCIS CRISS (1901-1973) Untitled, (El Train). Oil on Masonite. 387x267 mm; 15 1/4x10 1/2 inches. Signed, Criss, lower right. Provenance: The Collection of Gladys and Tully Filmus; Thence by descent to the current owner. Francis Criss was included in the PWAP exhibition of art, organized by Edward Bruce, and held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1934, as well as the WPA/FAP exhibition, Frontiers of American Art, organized by Herman More, and held at the de Young Museum, 1939-40. He also showed with the Municipal Art Committee's Thirty-First Exhibition, 1939.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting
        Jan. 03, 2021

        Francis Criss (NY,1901-1973) oil painting

        Est: $4,750 - $5,250

        ARTIST: Francis Hyman Criss (New York, 1901 - 1973) NAME: Nembutal Broadside MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few scratches. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Would benefit from cleaning. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 17 x 29 inches / 43 x 73 cm FRAME SIZE: 25 x 37 inches / 63 x 93 cm SIGNATURE: lower right and on verso PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, Arcade, Date 1999-03-30, Lot 393 SIMILAR ARTISTS: Preston Dickinson, George Copeland Ault, Ralston Crawford, Burgoyne A Diller, James Daugherty, Konrad Cramer, Suzy Frelinghuysen, Philip Howard Blashki Evergood, Robert Gwathmey, Everett Longley Warner, Arthur Beecher Carles Jr, Guy Pene Du Bois, Samuel Halpert, Ben Benn, Bernard Karfiol, Robert Brackman, Oscar Bluemner, Manierre Dawson CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117308 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: A painter known for his combining of precisionism and surrealism, Francis Criss was a student from 1917 to 1921 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later of Jan Matulka at the Art Students League in New York. He received his first significant attention at the 1932 Whitney Museum's First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. In 1934, supported by Charles Sheeler, he earned a Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship and traveled to Europe, where he created "Fascism," one of his best-known works.From 1935 to 1939, he was a teacher and muralist in New York for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration and was one of the artists who worked on the mural painting for the Williamsburg Housing Project in Brooklyn. During the 1940s, he did much commercial illustration, and then returned to fine art in the 1950s and 60s, experimenting with Pointillism and a series of collages.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • FRANCIS CRISS (1901 - 1973, AMERICAN) Untitled, (El Train).
        Dec. 03, 2020

        FRANCIS CRISS (1901 - 1973, AMERICAN) Untitled, (El Train).

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        FRANCIS CRISS (1901 - 1973, AMERICAN) Untitled, (El Train). Oil on Masonite. 387x267 mm; 15 1/4x10 1/2 inches. Signed, Criss lower right.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Self Portrait
        Jan. 08, 2020

        Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Self Portrait

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Self Portrait Signed F. Criss (ll) Oil on canvas 32 x 12 inches C 

        Doyle New York
      • INDUSTRIAL ART, FRAMED MUSEUM POSTER, REPRODUCTION AFTER FRANCIS CRISS
        Sep. 26, 2019

        INDUSTRIAL ART, FRAMED MUSEUM POSTER, REPRODUCTION AFTER FRANCIS CRISS

        Est: $100 - $200

        Framed in an Art Deco style gold metal frame. Reproduction of an important piece of Depression Impressionist art by Francis Criss (1901-1973), a mural of the Williamsburg Housing Project, Brooklyn, NY (1937). The original painting was transferred from the Newark Museum to the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. This poster print created to mark the transfer, 1966. Artist: Francis Criss Issued: 1966 Dimensions: 29.5"H x 25.5"W framed

        Lion and Unicorn
      • Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Self Portrait
        Sep. 18, 2019

        Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Self Portrait

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Self Portrait Signed F. Criss (ll) Oil on canvas 32 x 12 inches C 

        Doyle New York
      • INDUSTRIAL ART, FRAMED MUSEUM POSTER, REPRODUCTION AFTER FRANCIS CRISS
        Jun. 12, 2019

        INDUSTRIAL ART, FRAMED MUSEUM POSTER, REPRODUCTION AFTER FRANCIS CRISS

        Est: $100 - $200

        Reproduction of an important piece of Depression Impressionist art by Francis Criss (1901-1973), a mural of the Williamsburg Housing Project, Brooklyn, NY (1937). In an Art Deco style gold metal frame. The original painting was transferred from the Newark Museum to the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. This poster print created to mark the transfer, 1966. Artist: Francis Criss Issued: 1966 Dimensions: 29.5"H x 25.5"W framed Provenance: Private Collection

        Lion and Unicorn
      • Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Self Portrait
        Jun. 05, 2019

        Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Self Portrait

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Self Portrait Signed F. Criss (ll) Oil on canvas 32 x 12 inches C 

        Doyle New York
      • Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Still Life with Figure, circa 1950
        Jun. 05, 2019

        Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Still Life with Figure, circa 1950

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Still Life with Figure, circa 1950 Signed Criss (lr) Oil and pencil on canvas 33 x 28 inches Provenance: Private Collection, New York Spanierman Gallery, New York C 

        Doyle New York
      • Francis Criss (1901-1973) - Melancholy Interlude
        Nov. 13, 2018

        Francis Criss (1901-1973) - Melancholy Interlude

        Est: $100,000 - $150,000

        Francis Criss (1901-1973) Melancholy Interlude oil on canvas 25 ¼ x 30 in. (64.1 x 76.2 cm.)

        Christie's
      • Francis Hyman Criss (NY, 1901-1973)
        Sep. 20, 2017

        Francis Hyman Criss (NY, 1901-1973)

        Est: $300 - $500

        Francis Hyman Criss (NY, 1901-1973) "Young Women Reading" ,pastel on board, study of a young female reading, probably done as a student at the Arts Student League in NY, signed lower left. Measures 25 1/2 inches high x 19 inches wide + 3 inch frame

        Joshua Kodner
      • FRANCIS CRISS (1901-1973) ETCHING
        Jun. 29, 2017

        FRANCIS CRISS (1901-1973) ETCHING

        Est: $100 - $150

        Francis Criss (1901-1973) etching. This etching depicts a male standing in the nude. Measures 27-1/2" H x 21-1/2" W. Shipping $125.

        Joshua Kodner
      • FRANCIS CRISS (1901-1973) ETCHING
        Jun. 08, 2017

        FRANCIS CRISS (1901-1973) ETCHING

        Est: $200 - $300

        Francis Criss (1901-1973) etching. This etching depicts a male standing in the nude. Measures 27-1/2" H x 21-1/2" W. Shipping $125.

        Joshua Kodner
      • FRANCIS CRISS | Third Avenue El
        May. 23, 2017

        FRANCIS CRISS | Third Avenue El

        Est: $70,000 - $90,000

        oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
      • Francis Criss, Am.,1901-1973, Portrait of Artist, O/C
        Apr. 20, 2016

        Francis Criss, Am.,1901-1973, Portrait of Artist, O/C

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        Francis Criss, 1901-1973 Portrait of the Artist (Lloyd Whiffen or Whiffin 1885-1951 in his Studio), Oil on Canvas, signed "Criss" lower right, Caldwell Gallery(RANDJ1503)(WT) Measurements: 20" x 24", frame 27 1/2" x 23 1/2" x 1 3/4" Condition: Good w/ a couple light scratches upper top and upper right Property Title: Purchased From the Estate of Randolph Jones, Brooklyn, New York

        Litchfield Auctions
      • FRANCIS CRISS, (AMERICAN 1901-1973), MODERNIST CITYSCAPE
        Jun. 08, 2014

        FRANCIS CRISS, (AMERICAN 1901-1973), MODERNIST CITYSCAPE

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        FRANCIS CRISS (american 1901-1973)/span MODERNIST CITYSCAPE Signed 'Criss' bottom right, oil on canvas 25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2cm) provenance: /spanProperty of a Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Estate.

        Freeman's
      • Francis Criss (1901-1973)
        May. 22, 2014

        Francis Criss (1901-1973)

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        Francis Criss (1901-1973) >For Every Mother's Son <br>signed 'Francis Criss' (on the tracks) >oil on canvas <br>40 x 32 in. (101.6 x 81.3 cm.) >Painted <i>circa<i> 1942.

        Christie's
      • Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Still Life and Figure, circa 1950
        May. 06, 2014

        Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Still Life and Figure, circa 1950

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Still Life and Figure, circa 1950 Signed Criss (lr) Oil and pencil on canvas 33 x 28 inches Provenance: The artist Dr. I.J. Rosenbaum, New York Spanierman Gallery, LLC, New York Sale: Sotheby's Arcade, Sept. 30, 1997, lot 373 Exhibited: New York, Spanierman Gallery, LLC, American Still Life Painting, 1829-2009, Jan. 19-Feb. 20, 2010 During the 1950s, Francis Hyman Criss combined the hard-edge style of Precisionism, in which he had been working, with a vigorous pointillist technique. Here including the genres of the figure and the still life, elements of linear perspective and cubist fragmented planes, and modeled and flattened figurative forms, he emphasized the intellectual basis of his work, while creating an intriguing composition in the surrealist vein. C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC

        Doyle New York
      • WWII Help Bring Them Back To You! by Criss
        Feb. 16, 2014

        WWII Help Bring Them Back To You! by Criss

        Est: $200 - $250

        Artist: Francis Criss Artist Dates: 1901-1973 Signed Within Plate: Attributed Date of Work: 1943 Description: This poster gives practical tips for those on the home front who want to help the war effort. The graphic shows the window of a home with a service flag hanging up and a sticker with the words This is a V Home printed on it. The text on this poster reads â€aeHelp Bring Them Back to You, Make Yours a Victory Home!! Find time for war work. Raise and share food. Walk and carry packages. Conserve everything you have. Save 10% in war bonds.”This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve.Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores. Size: 22"L x 28"H Weight: < 1 ounce Provenance: Dr. David Orzeck Condition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible). Artist Biography: Francis Criss, contributed to the development of art in America mastering many styles over more then sixty years. His well known paintings, created in the 1930’s while working independently in the New York art community, were modern and precisionist. During World War II he created many paintings that were used as illustrations for books, posters and advertisements in order to support his growing family. But by 1950 he decided to follow his own creative instincts and to teach art, and thus a series of collages and prismatic paintings.His well known paintings were created in the nineteen thirties. During World War II he created many paintings that were used as illustrations for books, posters and advertisements, in order to support his growing family. But by 1950 he decided to follow his own creative instincts, and to teach art. Thus a series of collages and prismatic paintings evolved. combining cubist elements with surreal abstraction and pointillist treatments. Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

        Louis J. Dianni, LLC
      • WWII Help Bring Them Back To You! by Criss
        Feb. 16, 2014

        WWII Help Bring Them Back To You! by Criss

        Est: $200 - $250

        Artist: Francis Criss Artist Dates: 1901-1973 Signed Within Plate: Attributed Date of Work: 1943 Description: This poster gives practical tips for those on the home front who want to help the war effort. The graphic shows the window of a home with a service flag hanging up and a sticker with the words This is a V Home printed on it. The text on this poster reads â€aeHelp Bring Them Back to You, Make Yours a Victory Home!! Find time for war work. Raise and share food. Walk and carry packages. Conserve everything you have. Save 10% in war bonds.” This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores. Size: 22"L x 28"H Weight: < 1 ounce Provenance: Dr. David Orzeck Condition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible). Artist Biography: Francis Criss, contributed to the development of art in America mastering many styles over more then sixty years. His well known paintings, created in the 1930’s while working independently in the New York art community, were modern and precisionist. During World War II he created many paintings that were used as illustrations for books, posters and advertisements in order to support his growing family. But by 1950 he decided to follow his own creative instincts and to teach art, and thus a series of collages and prismatic paintings.His well known paintings were created in the nineteen thirties. During World War II he created many paintings that were used as illustrations for books, posters and advertisements, in order to support his growing family. But by 1950 he decided to follow his own creative instincts, and to teach art. Thus a series of collages and prismatic paintings evolved. combining cubist elements with surreal abstraction and pointillist treatments. Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

        Louis J. Dianni, LLC
      • WWII Help Bring Them Back To You! by Criss
        Feb. 16, 2014

        WWII Help Bring Them Back To You! by Criss

        Est: $200 - $250

        Artist: Francis Criss Artist Dates: 1901-1973 Signed Within Plate: Attributed Date of Work: 1943 Description: This poster gives practical tips for those on the home front who want to help the war effort. The graphic shows the window of a home with a service flag hanging up and a sticker with the words This is a V Home printed on it. The text on this poster reads â€aeHelp Bring Them Back to You, Make Yours a Victory Home!! Find time for war work. Raise and share food. Walk and carry packages. Conserve everything you have. Save 10% in war bonds.” This collection is from Dr. David Orzeck by descent to his daughter Lida Orzeck and the entire collection is offered without reserve. Lida Orzeck came across more than 750 vintage war posters from World War I and World War II in her family’s home basement that her father, David Orzeck, a Brooklyn doctor, had meticulously collected. Discovered in 1970, the posters â€" of which few pristine prints remain with the exception of the National Archives and the Library of Congress â€" were in mint condition, neatly catalogued and folded in brown wrapping paper from grocery stores. Size: 22"L x 28"H Weight: < 1 ounce Provenance: Dr. David Orzeck Condition: Poster has original fold marks and has not been exposed to sunlight, thus preserving the vibrant colors. Recently mounted on archival paper (reversible). Artist Biography: Francis Criss, contributed to the development of art in America mastering many styles over more then sixty years. His well known paintings, created in the 1930’s while working independently in the New York art community, were modern and precisionist. During World War II he created many paintings that were used as illustrations for books, posters and advertisements in order to support his growing family. But by 1950 he decided to follow his own creative instincts and to teach art, and thus a series of collages and prismatic paintings.His well known paintings were created in the nineteen thirties. During World War II he created many paintings that were used as illustrations for books, posters and advertisements, in order to support his growing family. But by 1950 he decided to follow his own creative instincts, and to teach art. Thus a series of collages and prismatic paintings evolved. combining cubist elements with surreal abstraction and pointillist treatments. Meta: Poster, WWI, WWII, Military, Militaria, Army, Navy, Marines, AirForce, Propaganda.

        Louis J. Dianni, LLC
      • FRANCIS CRISS, (AMERICAN 1901-1973), "PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST" (MR. WHIFFEN)
        Dec. 08, 2013

        FRANCIS CRISS, (AMERICAN 1901-1973), "PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST" (MR. WHIFFEN)

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        FRANCIS CRISS (american 1901-1973)/span "PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST" (MR. WHIFFEN) Signed 'Criss' top left, oil on canvas 39 7/8 x 25 7/8 in. (101.3 x 65.7cm) provenance: /spanHarbor Gallery, Cold Springs Harbor, New York. Private Collection, Pennsylvania.

        Freeman's
      • Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Morning in Florence, 1934
        Nov. 05, 2013

        Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Morning in Florence, 1934

        Est: $7,000 - $9,000

        Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Morning in Florence, 1934 Signed Criss (lr) Oil on canvas 24 x 33 inches Provenance: Private collection A painter identified with the Precisionist movement of the 1930s, Criss was renowned for his colorful, tightly-rendered portrayals of architectonic forms within the urban landscape, especially those of Manhattan. He emigrated to Philadelphia from his native London in his childhood and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and at the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvania, along with training privately with Jan Matulka. The influence of the art of Giorgio de Chirico is evident in this scene in which Criss combined iconic architectural forms from several European cities, all ignored by pedestrians (including two nuns) who take the rich history around them for granted. C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC

        Doyle New York
      • Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Window Reflections #2
        May. 08, 2013

        Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Window Reflections #2

        Est: $7,000 - $9,000

        Francis Hyman Criss American, 1901-1973 Window Reflections #2 Signed Criss (lr) Oil on canvas 18 x 24 inches Provenance: Private collection, FL A painter identified with the Precisionist movement of the 1930s, Criss was born in London and grew up in Philadelphia. He is known for his colorful, tightly rendered portrayals of architectonic forms within the urban landscape as well as for still lifes, in which he combined a meticulously detailed execution with a Surrealist sensibility, blending reality and illusion through the enigmatic relationships among various motifs. C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC

        Doyle New York
      • Francis Criss (1901-1973)
        Mar. 01, 2012

        Francis Criss (1901-1973)

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        Francis Criss (1901-1973) Untitled (Cityscape) signed and dated 'Criss - 38' (lower right) oil on canvas 28 x 36 in. (71.1 x 91.4 cm.)

        Christie's
      • Francis Criss (American, 1901-1973) Renovations 14 x 16in
        Nov. 29, 2011

        Francis Criss (American, 1901-1973) Renovations 14 x 16in

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Renovations signed 'Criss' (lower right) oil on canvas 14 x 16in

        Bonhams
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