Apr 07, 2016 - Sale 2409

Sale 2409 - Lot 69

Price Realized: $ 812
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
AVEL DE KNIGHT (1921 - 1996)
The Fall.

Casein on board, 1977. 191x184 mm; 7 1/2x7 1/4 inches. Signed in casein, lower left recto. Signed, titled, and dated in ink, verso.

Provenance: private collection, New Jersey.

New York City native Avel De Knight began his artistic career as an art critic for the France-Amerique from 1958 to 1968 and taught at the Brooklyn Museum School of Art beginning in 1969. His art training was in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts, Académie de la Grande Chaumière and the Académie Julian. De Knight became well known for his surreal landscapes and abstraction which gained him membership to the National Academy of Design and the American Watercolor Society. His work is found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Academy of Design, The Chrysler Museum of Art, Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, Springfield Art Museum and the Robert Hull Fleming Museum.