ZOLTAN SEPESHY (1898-1974) elegant mixed media drawing of a reclining female nude by well known Hungarian American listed artist

This elegant drawing of a young female model, 13 1/4" by 19 1/2" as simply framed, is executed primarily in pastel, with some pencil, and is signed at lower right by the artist, ZOLTAN SEPESHY (1898-1974). It could have been a study for a work in oil, or perhaps a work in and of itself, as it is quite finished. Over time, without glass, it has acquired significant condition issues, with a lot of water stains in the composition, especially visible in the top third, but, really, the stains are distributed throughout the image, and at top left there is an especially large stain. However, the work transcends the staining, and the darker colors tend to hide a lot of these flaws. From a normal viewing distance, a lot of the problems would not be immediately noticeable. Sepeshy was born in Hungary into an affluent, cultured family at the end of the nineteenth century. After training there and in Vienna, he made his way to Detroit, Michigan, and it is with Michigan that he is still strongly associated. As the 1920's progressed he attracted increasing notice by art critics, with many exhibitions New York and the Midwest in the 1930's and 1940's at the peak years of his career, when he was considered "one of the leading emigre artists in the US", as one biography reads. His work was exhibited at many major museums and institutions, including the Butler, Milwaukee Art Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, National Academy, Pennsylvania Academy, Whitney Museum, Corcoran, and Carnegie Institute, among others. Sepeshy traveled widely in the United States and Europe. In 1923 he was in New Mexico, where he studied with Walter Ufer in the Taos art colony, and in the late 20's he was in Europe again for a time. Today Sepeshy's works are considered fine examples of American Scene painting. His broad subject matter includes figures, architecture, genre, street and townscapes, marines, landscapes, and Southwest themes. Later in his life, the tidal wave of abstract expressionism pushed aside Sepeshy and others who worked in the style, but today there is a renewed appreciation of the movement. See the net for other examples of Sepeshy's art. Shipping wizard figures are guesstimates. SEE HUNDREDS OF OTHER WORKS OF ART NOW IN MY SHOP.

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