4 Surrealist paintings by Robert Broderson (North Carolina, 1920-1992), gouache and watercolor on paper with sgraffito accents, all with beige linen mats and black painted frames. 1st painting depicts a man and bird behind bars, unsigned, 14-3/4" x 7-1/2" sight, 22" x 14" framed. 2nd painting is signed lower right "Broderson" and depicts a face. 10" x 5-1/2" sight, 18" x 13" framed. 3rd painting features a full length depiction of a man and cow figure with monsters in the background. Appears unsigned (not examined out of frame). 14" x 19-1/2" sight, 22" x 26-1/2" framed. 4th painting is a scene of a man in a tipping chair. Signed upper right. Linen mat, black painted frame. 19-1/2" x 14-1/2"sight, 25" x 20" framed. Biography: Broderson was born in Connecticut and died in Virginia, but was active most of his career in North Carolina. He began painting as an older student while attending Duke University on a GI Bill after World War II. After graduating in 1950, he studied with Mauricio Lasansky at the State University of Iowa, where he received a M.F.A. Broderson then returned to Duke where he taught drawing and painting. He left Duke in 1964 after receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship. He also taught at North Carolina State at Raleigh and the Skowhegan School of painting in Maine before retiring in the 1960s to devote his career to painting. His work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Pennsylvania Academy, Corcoran Art Gallery, and the Mint Museum in Charlotte, among others. Provenance: a private Nashville collection. Condition: Very good condition with some light discoloration to mats and abrasions to frames. Not examined out of frames. Condition: Very good condition with some light discoloration to mats and abrasions to frames. Not examined out of frames.
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