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Figures under the Trees, 1907-1910

Oil on Canvas
24 × 31 in
61 × 78.7 cm
This is a unique work.
$750,000
location
Palm Beach
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Adelson Cavalier Galleries
Palm Beach
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Although Maurice Prendergast often employed the compositional device of a “screen of trees” in the …

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Although Maurice Prendergast often employed the compositional device of a “screen of trees” in the background of watercolors created around the turn of the century, it wasn’t until about 1907 that he turned to this motif in oil paintings with any frequency. Figures Under the Trees, one of these oils, suggests that …

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Signed at lower right: Prendergast
Maurice Brazil Prendergast
Canadian-American, 1858–1924
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Maurice Prendergast's distinctive Post-Impressionist paintings are instantly recognizable for their vibrant curvilinear patterning and decorative, almost jewel-like quality. Prendergast primarily painted landscapes, occasionally collaborating with his brother Charles, a painter and frame maker. Although he exhibited with members of the Ashcan School, whose style tended toward the gritty and urban, Prendergast chose pleasant and picturesque subjects for his compositions, like sunny beaches and lush parks. His early-career interest in watercolors gave way to a strong interest in oils, in which he would render his best known works.

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Although Maurice Prendergast often employed the compositional device of a “screen of trees” in the …

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Although Maurice Prendergast often employed the compositional device of a “screen of trees” in the background of watercolors created around the turn of the century, it wasn’t until about 1907 that he turned to this motif in oil paintings with any frequency. Figures Under the Trees, one of these oils, suggests that …

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Signature
Signed at lower right: Prendergast
Maurice Brazil Prendergast
Canadian-American, 1858–1924
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Maurice Prendergast's distinctive Post-Impressionist paintings are instantly recognizable for their vibrant curvilinear patterning and decorative, almost jewel-like quality. Prendergast primarily painted landscapes, occasionally collaborating with his brother Charles, a painter and frame maker. Although he exhibited with members of the Ashcan School, whose style tended toward the gritty and urban, Prendergast chose pleasant and picturesque subjects for his compositions, like sunny beaches and lush parks. His early-career interest in watercolors gave way to a strong interest in oils, in which he would render his best known works.

Figures under the Trees, 1907-1910

Oil on Canvas
24 × 31 in
61 × 78.7 cm
This is a unique work.
$750,000
location
Palm Beach
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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