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TOSCA OLINSKY A.N.A.
(American, 1909-1984)
STILL LIFE WITH GUITAR
Oil on Board
30 x 25 Inches
Signed Upper Left
Provenance: Mongerson Wunderlich Galleries, Chicago
Exhibited: New Directions in American Painting, Carnegie Institute, 1941
Framed by Richard Tobey & Son

The daughter of Ivan Olinsky, Tosca was born in Italy and studied first with her father and subsequently at the National Academy of Design and Art Students League in New York. Elected to early membership of both the National Academy of Design and the American National Academy, she exhibited widely and with success throughout the United States, winning a variety of prestigious awards and prizes. This elegant still-life, exhibited at the Carnegie Institute, was painted when Olinsky was in her early thirties and shows both the artist’s monumentality of conception and her intuitive sense of texture.

Reference:

Who Was Who In American Art, Falk, Sound View Press, Vol. II, p.2464; Art By American Women, The Collection of L.& A. Sellars; Index of Artists, Mallett, Peter Smith, p.318; Davenport Art Reference, 2003/4 Edition, Ray Davenport, p.1527; et al.