Appealing, Bright Water Color Signed, "Figure in Blue Hat," attached to blue mat printed with the title of the painting and artist embossed in gold. Painting measures 8.5 x 10.5 inches, mat measures 13 x 16. Signed in the upper left, "Cummings."
by CUMMINGS, E. E. (Edward Estlin)
Our drawing is likely from Cummings later stylistic period. The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center on line describes Cummings works as falling into two phases: "The first phase, about 1915-1928, was represented by his experimental large-scale abstracts and his drawings and caricatures published in The Dial. During the 1920s Cummings started to drop out of the gallery scene, and he came to view the art establishment as anti-intellectual. The second phase of his art was from about 1928 until his death; this phase was characterized by representational works: still lifes, landscapes, nudes, and portraits." Signed water color portraits are uncommon.
(Inventory #: 4432)
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