An exceptionally fine work by the famed international artist Stanley Morel Cosgrove Circa 1911 - 2002. The workmanship is Superb..wonderful brushwork revealing the artist's masterful attention to detail.
Cosgrove's style was influenced by Expressionism and Fauvism as seen in the art of Matisse, George Braque and Raoul Duffy with it's distinctly simple forms, limited palette and distorted shapes. Painted in an evocative natural way, this" Reclining Nude" exhibits a tantalizing mixture of character and mystery. Cosgrove's use of light beyond reproach, his level of detail exceptional... as we are drawn to this intimate environment created on a small scale. The work exceptionally well executed is respectful, modest and serene, reminiscent of the work of the 15th and 16th century masters.....Cosgrove at his best!
Biography: Stanley Morel Cosgrove 1911- 2002 was born in Montreal Quebec and resided in the bucolic countryside of Hudson, Quebec. He attended the the Academie de Beaux Arts in Montreal and was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Cosgrove was a painter, and a muralist. During his seventy-year career he maintained a consistently artistic path, creating serene figurative representations that explored his three principal subjects: forests, women and still life. In all of his paintings, Cosgrove displayed his strong emphasis on formal relationships through an economy of means, with simplified forms and a limited palette. His exceptionally fine work is displayed at Yale University, Conn., MoMa, New York City , Vancouver Museum Ca, the Montreal Musee of Fine Art Ca., the National Gallery , Ottawa, Ca.,
Medium: Crayon on Sepia ( paper)
Signed, Dated (1957) and en scripted.
Image Size: 12"height x 18"length
Frame Size: 28 1/2"length x 22 1/2"height
Professionally framed in conservation/preservation method.