Sold for the Benefit of the Morris Museum of Art’s Acquisitions Fund
Larry Connatser (Georgia, 1938-1996), The Hedges and the Birds, 1965, Acrylic on Board, signed, titled, and dated '65 on verso, depicting an abstract landscape with trees, birds, and figures, in a wood frame. Frame size: 20 3/8 in. x 26 1/2 in.
Larry Connatser was a prominent Georgia artist who lived and worked in Savannah for most of his life. Connatser's work was inspired by music, surrealism, and art history and are characterized by his distinctive flattened forms and imaginative figures. Early in his career his work was exhibited at the School of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Strawn Gallery in Jacksonville, Illinois, the Columbia Museum of Art, among others. During the 1970’s Connatser completed a number of large scale mural commissions in Atlanta that brought his work to a larger southern audience. Though later in his career he preferred to exhibit his work in personally staged private exhibitions, his paintings have also been exhibited at a number of larger museums in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. After his death the Telfair Museum of Art presented his retrospective, “Southern Melodies: A Larry Connatser Retrospective.”
Measurements: Height: by sight 17 1/2 in. x Width: 23 1/2 in.
Good condition, small marks near boarder along lower edge, small area of rubbing in top left quadrant.