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Howard Chesner Behrens (District Of Columbia/Illinois, 1933-2014) oil on canvas palette knife painting depicting the back of a young woman with long dark hair, standing on a beach in the surf, wearing a flowing white dress and holding a straw hat, before a shoreline with trees. Signed "BEHRENS" lower left. Housed in a white wood frame. Sight: 48 1/4" H x 48" W. Framed: 50" H x 49 3/4" W. Biography: Howard Behrens was born in Chicago and raised in Washington, DC. He earned his Masters Degree in Painting and Sculpture in 1964 from The University of Maryland, and was employed by the US Government Printing Office in Washington DC from 1964-1981 as their chief artist before setting out on his own to travel the world and paint. Behrens claimed that as an Expressionist, the only way to really capture what he was trying to convey in his paintings was to use a palette knife "for its boldness and control of color instead of a brush." Prior to his death in 2014, Behrens was represented by Wally Findlay Galleries and collected by such dignitaries as George and Barbara Bush. (Source: Askart).
CONDITION: Overall very good condition with craquelure, primarily to sky, top left, and woman's dress, center. Minute paint flake/loss to woman's hair.