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HAL REED

(American, born 1921)

WOMAN IN INTERIOR

Oil on Board laid down on Masonite

25 ½ x 37 ¾ Inches

Signed Lower Right

 

Born in Frederick, Oklahoma, Hal Reed initially worked as a cartographer and later, during World War II, an aerial photographer. After the war, he continued his art studies at the Art Center School of Los Angeles. Subsequently, he attended the Art League of San Francisco where he studied under Nicolai Fechin, from whom Reed derived his characteristically gestural style and his alla-prima technique. He exhibited widely and with great success at numerous one-man shows and became known for his skilled portraiture, his fine medal casting, and his work in ceramics. Reed was also an innovative art theorist and published works on numerous related subjects. We are pleased to offer this large and dramatic figural study, dating to circa 1960.

 

Reference:

Who Was Who in American Art, Falk, Vol. III, p. 2725; Index to Artistic Biography, First Supplement, Havlice, p. 705; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2007/8 Edition, p. 1930; AskArt.com; Artprice.com; et al.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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