This is a rare early work by Robert Knipschild who was born in 1927, in Freeport, Illinois. He studied at the University of Wisconsin, and at Cranbrook Academy of Art were he worked under Zoltan Sepeshy. In 1950, at the age of twenty-three, his work was selected for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s widely acclaimed exhibition “American Painting Today.” Since that time he has received wide recognition with over seventy-five one-man shows and several prizes in important competitive exhibitions. Knipschild’s work has been exhibited at the Boston Museum; the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum, the Corcoran; De Young Museum, San Francisco; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Museum and Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Signature: signed and dated 1974 on the verso of the work
Private collection, Cincinnatti. (Knipschild was the director of graduate studies in Fine Art for the University of Cincinnati from 1967 until his retirement in 1991)