Apr 02, 2015 - Sale 2378

Sale 2378 - Lot 56

Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
FELRATH HINES (1913 - 1993)

Oil on cotton canvas, circa 1954-57. 406x508 mm; 16x20 inches. Signed in oil, lower right recto. Signed and titled in pencil on the upper stretcher bar, verso.

Provenance: the artist; Parma Gallery, New York; The Olsen Foundation; thence by descent to Fred Olsen, CT; private collection, MA.

Felrath Hines achieved critical recognition for this type of painterly abstraction of nature with two solo exhibitions at Parma Gallery in 1957 and 1959, and his inclusion in group exhibitions at the John Heller Gallery and Parma Gallery in New York in the 1950s. He was a founding member of the Spiral Group in 1963, and had a long career as a museum painting conservator.