MORRIS GAYLORD BRODERSON (Listed California Modernist 1928-2011). "After the Annunciation", 1983, 36" x 24" oil on canvas (framed size: 45-1/2" x 34") signed/dated lower right: Broderson 83'. Provenance: Ankrum Gallery. In a magnificent Gilt Richard Tobey Frame. Richard Tobey's stamp is on the back of the frame. If you are not familiar with Richard Tobey Frame's they were all gilt high end frames. This Tobey frame would be over $1000.00. Great example of the artist's work and fabulous frame! Condition:“Some frame nicks and slight frame corner wear”.
Biography from the Archives of askART
The following was written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher from Laguna Woods, California.
Morris Broderson was born on November 4, 1928 in Los Angeles, California. He studied at the Pasadena Art Museum, University of California at Los Angeles and University of Southern California. His childhood was spent in a series of schools for the deaf, and in time he learned to read lips and to talk, though he most often resorted to scribbling out his thoughts on the big yellow pad he always carried with him.
He lived by himself in a small rented house in Los Angeles. Once a race-track janitor, he put things on canvas that should be cruel and repellent, but turned out to be all compassion. In Tijuana, he once saw the carcass of a bull that had just been killed in the ring, and upon it, the toreador had placed some red roses. After that, Broderson did a series of dead bulls whose bloated bodies sprouted bouquets of flowers. Broderson's work, in oil, watercolor and pastels, is primarily realistic still lifes. Rich with color and pattern, humanistic and passionate, his paintings reveal his concerns with man's emotional response to the world around him. His use of intense color and complex careful composition unifies seemingly disparate material.
The artist was educated at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. His awards include New Talent USA from Art in America, and First Prize and Purchase at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He exhibited at the M.H. De Young Museum, San Francisco, and the University of Arizona, Tucson. His work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, and the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.
American Artists, Les Krantz, Publisher
Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers
Time Magazine, September 12, 1960
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