Obata: Study of a Mountain Lion (Sold)

Chiura Obata

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Artist: Chiura Obata   (1885-1975)
Title: Study of a Mountain Lion
Date: 1939

Large study of a lone mountain lion. The big cat faces left, and we see its long, sinuous tail come to a tuft at the end. Obata could capture the essence of almost any animal, vegetable or mineral with a few strokes of his brush. Chiura Obata taught at Berkeley between 1932 and 1954, and made many study paintings as demonstration to his students. His economy of line and mastery of the brush are practically unequalled in 20th c. American art. The University of California, Berkeley preserved all of his paintings while Obata and his family were interned in Utah during WWII. Provenance: Estate of Chiura Obata.
Condition:  Very good condition overall, with nibbles at corners and one at left.  
Dimensions:  52.8 x 40 cm
Sealed: Artist’s seal
Signature: Chiura Obata


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