Stephen Sacklarian (American, 1889-1983) acrylic on canvas abstract expressionist painting titled "Family Traditions" depicting pink, purple and yellow amorphous figures floating in space against a background of greens, blues, a band of bright yellow and hints of pink. Signed lower right. Unframed. 40 1/2" H x 55 1/2" W. Provenance: Property of the Mississippi Museum of Art, deaccessioned to benefit the acquisitions fund. Biography: Stephen Sacklarian was born in Bulgaria and emigrated to the United States in 1911. He attended Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania before pursuing an education in Art from The Pennsylvania University of the Fine Arts. He additionally studied at the T-Square Club, the Philadelphia College of Art, the Fleisher Memorial Art School and with the sculptor Paul Manship. His early works were realist in nature, but in the mid 1960's Sacklarian began painting in a blend of modern and abstract expressionism, with elements of cubism, for which he would become best known. (Source: Modern American Painting by John McCoubrey). CONDITION: Unframed, overall very good condition. Previously rolled.
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