Philip Perkins (American/Tennessee, 1907-1970), "Aquarian Eolith," oil on board abstract painting with colorful concentric free-form shapes. Signed and dated lower right, "Perkins 1970" and titled lower left. Framed under non-glare glass in a narrow wood frame with gilt edge. 14 3/4" x 18" sight, 16" x 19" framed. Provenance: a Nashville, Tennessee estate. Biography: Philip Perkins received critical acclaim for his geometric, cubist influenced work of the 1940s and his abstract expressionism in the 1950s. He was born in Waverly, Tennessee and studied at Vanderbilt University and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1932 he moved to Paris, France, where he studied under Jean Marchaud, Louis Marcoussis, and Fernand Leger. In 1934 he exhibited at the Salon D'Automne and the Salon de Tuileries. In 1940 he moved to New York City and in 1947 participated in the International Surrealist Exhibition. He spent seven years teaching art at the University of Tennessee in Nashville (1948-1955) but went back to Europe for several more years before returning to Nashville in 1961. CONDITION: Few miniscule areas of paint loss, mostly to left edge and at perimeter. Not examined out of frame.
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