For sale here is a RARE one of a kind vintage 1940s 50s handmade copper enamel modernist surrealist design of a Woman and Bird wall plaque artwork by important American artist/enamelist Doris Hall (1907-2000 USA). This artwork is dream-like and heavy with symbolism in addition to being an extremely attractive work of art! Here's a short bio of the artist from the Enamel Arts Foundation website...
"Born in Lakewood, Ohio in 1907, Doris Hall studied painting in Provincetown, Massachusetts with the noted American artist Charles Hawthorne (1872 – 1930). She later returned to Ohio where she graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1928. Hall subsequently studied printmaking with Kalman Kubinyi, founder of the Cleveland Print Makers Club, whom she married in 1933.
Doris Hall first began to experiment with enameling in 1941, firing the enamels in a kiln her husband had built in their home. Fundamentally a colorist, Hall was attracted to the medium’s richly varied palette and its potential to suggest visual depth through layers of transparent and opaque enamels.
While Hall is most often acknowledged as the creative artist, she frequently collaborated with her husband on both the design and construction of her pieces. Kubinyi typically hammered out the metal forms that Hall decorated with her highly experimental designs. In 1950, the Kubinyis left Cleveland, the center of enameling in the mid-20th century, to move to Gloucester, Massachusetts where they established a workshop and studio. Hall died in New York in 2000."
An extremely compelling composition, this artwork measures 10" by 7" with the very slim mounting frame just slightly larger. The copper enamel plaque is laid down upon a wood or other material backing which is all enclosed by a painted wood frame as shown.
Quite heavy due to the thickness of the mounting and frame, it is approx 3.5 pounds total. There is some very minor edgewear to the enamel plaque which is not noticeable when displayed, but I have included closeups that greatly magnify it for the purpose of full disclosure. There is also wear to the painted wood frame as shown in my photographs. The frame is original and nearing 80 years of age, so it is to be expected. Otherwise excellent vintage condition with just fine light wear as shown - please view the photos, read the description, and ask all questions prior to purchase. I am open to reasonable offers from serious buyers.
RARE 1940s 50s Doris Hall Handmade Copper Enamel Modernist Surrealist Woman & Bird Design Wall Plaque ARTWORK
$1,495 25% Off
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