Dec 10, 2020 - Sale 2554

Sale 2554 - Lot 32

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
FELRATH HINES (1913 - 1993)
Essence of Spring.

Oil on cotton canvas, 1954. 762x610 mm; 30x24 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower right recto. Signed, titled and inscribed "24x30" in pencil on the verso.

Provenance: private collection, MD.

This early painting by Felrath Hines shows the organic nature of his move towards abstraction in the early 1950s. In New York, Hines was included in the group exhibition Eight Young Americans at the John Heller Gallery in December of 1954, and joined the Parma Gallery group of artists. The year earlier, he had begun study at New York University's School of Eductation. Felrath Hines later achieved critical recognition with his painterly abstraction of nature with two solo exhibitions at the Parma Gallery in 1957 and 1959. He went on to become a founding member of the collective artists group Spiral in 1963, while having a long career as a museum painting conservator.