Lot 91

Emil Bisttram, The Village, Oil on Masonite

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

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$100,000 $5,000
$300,000 $10,000

Property from a Colorado Estate


Emil Bisttram (New Mexico, 1895-1976), The Village, Oil on Masonite, signed lower right depicting a cubistic adobe village with trees, in a painted linen mat and floating within a silvered frame. Frame size: 27 3/8 in. x 33 3/8 in.

Emil James Bisttram was born in Hungary in 1895 and throughout his life he lived and worked in New Mexico, New York, and Hungary. Bisttram is known for his dynamic symmetry and non objective painting. Bisttram studied at the National Academy of Design, Cooper Union, Parsons, and the Art Students League, and soon after completing school he began teaching. Many of his works explored the classic regionalism of the 1930s and in 1931, while on a Guggenheim fellowship to study mural painting, he traveled to Mexico to work with Diego Rivera. Today Bisttram's work is in the collections of the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Albuquerque Museum, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more.

Measurements: Height: of board 24 in. x Width: 30 in.


Good condition.