Two (2) Martin Felix Obzina (Austrian-American, 1892-1991/1992) Cubist style works on paper framed together. 1st-2nd items: Watercolor, pencil, ink, conte and charcoal drawings titled "Blue Head" and "Head in Profile". Signed "M" in oval in lower left and right corners. Estate stamps en verso (Shari Barman, executor), with a Childs Gallery, Boston, label and biographical notes affixed below. Housed and matted in a silver-gilt molded frame. Drawings – 8 1/4" H x 6 3/4" W. Framed – 14" H x 21" W. Biography: "Obzina was born in Vienna, Austria, and studied at the Polytechnic Art School in Vienna. He came to the U.S. in 1913 and attended Iowa State College. He then moved to California and settled in Hollywood. He assisted David Siquieros in the mural in the Plaza Art Center in 1932. He was a stage designer and scenic artist in the movie industry for 20 years before becoming an art director in 1939. He was twice nominated for Academy Awards, for "First Love" in 1940 and "Flame of New Orleans" in 1942". (Information accroding to Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940", Edan Hughes and Childs Gallery notes affixed to back of painting). Provenance: the estate of Harold Maier, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Light toning, overall very good condition.
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