Offered is a fine mid-century piece by well listed artist Albert Patecky (1906-1994). "Abstract House" comes with an excellent provenance originally offered through the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery. Painting measures 16 1/2" x 25 1/2" and is housed in its original frame which measures 22" x 31 1/2".
Patecky was born in Mancelona, Michigan and studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Known for his paintings and prints of Northwest regional subject matter, he was inspired by a 1946 visit to New York when he saw the non-objective works of Wassily Kandinsky. Three years later, he sent nine of his own non-objective works to Hilla Rebay, Director of the Museum of Non Objective Painting in New York, and she included five of them in an exhibition in 1949 to 1950. By the late 50's he had exhibited at the Salon des Realities Nouvellas, Paris, France; the Galleria, Origine, Rome, Italy; Cologne Museum, Cologn, Germany, The National Academy of New York City, and many other galleries.