Arthur Osver (mo/Ny, 1912-2006), "Roman Noon"
Arthur Osver (MO/NY, 1912-2006), "Roman Noon"
oil on canvas, signed at lower right, inscribed and titled on the verso, presented in a gilt floater frame with linen liner.
DOA 49.5 x 53 in.
The Saint Louis Museum of Art mounted a one-man exhibit in 2000 titled "Arthur Osver: The Saint Louis Years." His works have been collected by such museums as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago. It was at the Art Institute that he met his wife, Ernestine Betsberg. They both received fellowships to study and paint in Paris - he in 1936 and she in 1937. He was also a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1948 and was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1952. It was in Italy that Osver and Betsberg met the Bells.
Collection of Mary Jo & Dick Bell, founders of Garden Gallery and the Water Garden, Raleigh, NC Fairweather-Hardin Gallery, Chicago, Illinois