Title: Abstract Buildings
Medium: Encaustic Painting on Panel
Size: Panel 11 x 17 inches, Outer Dimensions of the Frame 19 x 25 inches
Ferdinand Warren (1899-1981)
Born in Independence, MO 1899. Later lived and worked in Brooklyn, NY and Decatur, Georgia. Studied at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Member of the ANA, AWCS, SC, AAPL, and Allied AA.
Exhibited: Art Institute of Chicago 1936-1943; PAFA Annuals 1936-38, 1943, 1949-51; Richmond VA Annual 1948-49; Corcoran Galleries Biennials 1937-49; Art in the Embassies, US Department of State 1966-1970; NAD Ann., New York.
Awards: Kansas City AI 1923 (medal); NAD 1935 (prize); Allied Artists America (prize); AWCS 1950 (medal); Butler IA 1954 (prize); NAD 1961 (Edward Palmer Prize);
Works: MMA; BM; Rochester Memorial Gallery, Youngstown, OH; Currier Gallery of Art, Springfield, NH; NASA Permanent Collection; Two War Bond Poster Commissions, US Treasury Department; History of the Printed Word (Mural), Foote and Davies, Atlanta, GA, 1957; Robert Frost (Portrait From Life), Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, 1958; copper enamel cross, St. Agnes Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA, 1963; Apollo 14 (painting), NASA Washington DC, 1971.
Worked primarily in oils. Positions held include Artist in Residence, University of Georgia 1950-51; Chairman Department of Art, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA, 1952-1969.
Description: Expertly rendered urban scene with nice color and very interesting surface texture. One of the artist's better encaustic works. Signed and dated 1951 in the lower right hand corner. A framing label on the back suggests this painting at one time was in Athens, Georgia. In all, this is a museum quality piece executed by a well recognized and accomplished American painter
Condition: Very good, nice stable paint surface.
Frame: Period gallery frame with liner, ready to hang as is.
Listed: Well listed in over 17 major publications including Who Was Who in American Art