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MAURICE SIEVAN (1898 - 1981, AMERICAN) Portalek.
Oil on canvas, 1959. 1168x1016 mm; 46x40 inches. Signed, Sievan, lower right. Signed, Maurice Sievan, dated, 1959, inscribed, 468, and as titled, on verso, and again on stretcher.
Provenance: Estate of the Artist.
This painting represents a period in the career of Sievan, begun in 1957, comprised of bold fields of color presented in a purely abstract subject matter. Through his friendship with Mark Rothko, Alfred Barr purchased a work of Sievan's for the Museum of Modern Art in 1964. Sievan used Mark Rothko's Provincetown studio from 1960-62 while the artist was in Europe.