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The Christmas Tree , 1971

Color lithograph in seven colors on Arches paper
29 1/4 × 22 1/4 in
74.3 × 56.5 cm
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Andrea S. Keogh Art and Design
Newport
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Fairfield Porter was one of the few realist painters working in the 1960’s and 70’s. The …

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Fairfield Porter was one of the few realist painters working in the 1960’s and 70’s. The domesticity of French Post-Impressionist artists Eduoard Vuillard’s and Pierre Bonnard’s art provided inspiration for Porter. A Harvard educated WASP, Porter’s still life paintings and portraits of his family, circle of friends …

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Signature
Signed (in pencil at lower right): Fairfield Porter and numbered (at lower left): 20/100
Series
Edition of 100; 10 Artist's Proofs. Printed by Bank Street Atelier, Ltd. NY (BSA blind stamp, right lower margin).
Publisher
Co-published by Brooke Alexander, Inc, NY and M. Knoedler & Co., Inc. NY
Fairfield Porter
American, 1907–1975
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Fairfield Porter was at the forefront of post-war representational painters who struggled for recognition during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism. Although a realist in subject matter, Porter not only admired and championed the abstract work of his friend Willem de Kooning, but also himself gravitated to the inherent abstraction found in nature. He explored the subjective experience of landscape, figurative, and still life subjects in Southampton and Spruce Head Island, Maine. His flattened, unmodeled, soft-edged forms portrayed three-dimensional space with a gestural, lush brush stroke and patterned surface arrangement of forms. Porter drew inspiration from his domestic life, once noting to a student: “I think…that a strong religious feeling requires a strong sense of matter-of-fact.”

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Andrea S. Keogh Art and Design
Newport
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Fairfield Porter was one of the few realist painters working in the 1960’s and 70’s. The …

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Fairfield Porter was one of the few realist painters working in the 1960’s and 70’s. The domesticity of French Post-Impressionist artists Eduoard Vuillard’s and Pierre Bonnard’s art provided inspiration for Porter. A Harvard educated WASP, Porter’s still life paintings and portraits of his family, circle of friends …

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Signature
Signed (in pencil at lower right): Fairfield Porter and numbered (at lower left): 20/100
Series
Edition of 100; 10 Artist's Proofs. Printed by Bank Street Atelier, Ltd. NY (BSA blind stamp, right lower margin).
Publisher
Co-published by Brooke Alexander, Inc, NY and M. Knoedler & Co., Inc. NY
Fairfield Porter
American, 1907–1975
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Fairfield Porter was at the forefront of post-war representational painters who struggled for recognition during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism. Although a realist in subject matter, Porter not only admired and championed the abstract work of his friend Willem de Kooning, but also himself gravitated to the inherent abstraction found in nature. He explored the subjective experience of landscape, figurative, and still life subjects in Southampton and Spruce Head Island, Maine. His flattened, unmodeled, soft-edged forms portrayed three-dimensional space with a gestural, lush brush stroke and patterned surface arrangement of forms. Porter drew inspiration from his domestic life, once noting to a student: “I think…that a strong religious feeling requires a strong sense of matter-of-fact.”

The Christmas Tree , 1971

Color lithograph in seven colors on Arches paper
29 1/4 × 22 1/4 in
74.3 × 56.5 cm
Sold
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