Alfred Statler, ‘The Night Cathedral’, 1948, Grapefruit Moon Gallery
Alfred Statler, ‘The Night Cathedral’, 1948, Grapefruit Moon Gallery
Alfred Statler, ‘The Night Cathedral’, 1948, Grapefruit Moon Gallery
Alfred Statler, ‘The Night Cathedral’, 1948, Grapefruit Moon Gallery
Alfred Statler, ‘The Night Cathedral’, 1948, Grapefruit Moon Gallery

In this haunting, surreal oil on canvas painting, a train platform rises above assembled automobiles that are parked below a bridge in this transportation minded urban cityscape. At the top, a seemingly living cathedral rises into the night. Captured with oils on canvas in a dark haunting color palette, the dramatic impasto technique is impressive and everything we love about American art of this period. The painting has been cleaned and is framed in a handsome rough-hewn Larson-Juhl wood frame that accents the painting well.

Sight size 16 1/4" x 20" | Framed 22 1/2" by 26 1/4"

Signature: Signed and dated 1948 in the lower right corner.

From the estate of the artist

About Alfred Statler

American, 1916-1984, Bronx, NY, United States, based in New York, NY, United States