Jan 28, 2021 - Sale 2556

Sale 2556 - Lot 67

Price Realized: $ 2,080
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
STEVAN DOHANOS (1907-1994)
"Stained Glass Window." Tempera on canvas, 1952. 762x1219 mm; 30x48 inches. Signed in lower right image. Inset within a simple thin wood frame.

Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist by current owner.

Exhibited: Stevan Dohanos: Images of America, New Britain Museum of American Art, November 10, 1985-January 4, 1986.

A colorful and detailed trompe l'oeil by Dohanos who was among the most versatile and prolific artists of the mid-20th century, creating illustration, fine, and commercial art. He was known for his detailed and sensitive studies of everyday objects and events, many of which he featured on his covers of The Saturday Evening Post and in his still lifes. Dohanos was one of the founding members of the influential Famous Artists School in Westport, Ct., and this work may have been used in a painting technique lesson. The owner, who was friendly with Dohanos, recalls that the artist loved this work, which hung prominently in his living room for many years.