Event In The Loft

Artist:Dewey Albinson
Date:1940s - 50s
Medium:Oil on Canvas
Dimensions:Sight Size 18" by 24" framed 23" by 29"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Exhibited fine art
Price:$3500.00
Framed view in original hand painted presentation frame

Framed view in original hand painted presentation frame

 

The artists signature lower right and frame profile

The artist's signature lower right and frame profile

A stark and WPA in aesthetic signed oil on canvas painting by the important Minnesota artist Dewey Albinson. This was exhibited as fine art and is titled on verso in the original exhibition tag "Event in the Loft" - Don Quixote Volume #1 Chapter 16". The artist utilizes bold impressionist brush strokes and a subdued color palette to explore his fascination with Miguel Cervantes’s story of Don Quixote.

Detail

Detail

 

Verso Gallery Exhibit label and title in artist's hand

Verso Gallery Exhibit label and title in artist's hand

Dewey Albinson was born in Minneapolis, Minneapolis March 9, 1898. He began painting at the age of 15, and studied at the Minneapolis School of Art, the Art Students' League of New York to which he had a scholarship, in Paris and Italy. He has received many awards, and has exhibited widely in this country and abroad. Mr. Albinson has executed a mural for the Cloquet Minnesota Post Office under the program of the Section of Fine Arts.

Dewey Albinson brought an expressionist approach of bold brushstrokes and strong colors to upper Midwestern subjects like farmsteads, towns and cities, Native American life, and the North Shore region of Lake Superior. He studied at the Minneapolis School of Art (today the Minneapolis College of Art and Design), the Art Students League in New York City, and in France and Italy.

Following several years painting in France and Italy, Albinson directed the St. Paul School of Art back in Minnesota. During the Depression he painted Minneapolis and University of Minnesota scenes for the Public Works of Art Project; painted for, and directed the Education Division of, the WPA Federal Art Project in Minnesota; and painted murals for the post offices of Cloquet, Minnesota and Marquette, Michigan.

Albinson spent his final years in Mexico, where he painted a series of canvases based on Miguel Cervantes’s story of DON QUIXOTE. Albinson’s typescript memoirs are in the Minnesota Historical Society library.



 

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