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Peter Busa, American, 1914-1985, Minnesota, Pennsylvania Abstract landscapes and Indian totemic “Abstraction on poly paper” Signed and dated lower right Peter Busa pursued architecture and art with Raymond Simboli. He learned cubism from Alexander Koslow, studied with Thomas Benton, met Jackson Pollock, and was friends with Arshile Gorky. He was influenced most by Stuart Davis, who critiqued Busa’s work, and encouraged him to adopt a two-dimensional style. He was a central figure in the New York School. He created abstract murals under the lead of Lee Krasner (Pollock). Busa had several solo exhibitions at Peggy Guggenheim in 1945, including the Autumn Salon. He exhibited at the 1939 World’s Fair, the Walker Art Center, the American Federation of Arts, and the Art Institute of Chicago, to name a few. His work is held in numerous major public collections today, including the Metropolitan, Smithsonian Institution, Whitney Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, Syracuse University, and Cornell University. Busa mastered a diverse range of styles and retained a highly original style throughout his artistic career.Dimensions: 12 x 16 in., 17.25 x 20.5 in. frameArtist or Maker: Peter BusaMedium: Oil on poly-coated paperDate: 1983


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Peter Busa, American, 1914-1985

Estimate $800 - $1,200Aug 19, 2017