Fusco Four Modern offers a select collection of paintings with a focus on both well-known and little-known artists who represent various art movements and schools of the Twentieth Century and in all media. We specialize in WPA era paintings reflecting the Regionalist movement.
Albert Babb Insley (1842-1937) "Sunset Over Rockland County”, 1881, oil on canvas. Rockland County is on the west side of the Hudson and includes the city of Nyack. (Blankenship Registration #0373). Complete provenance, registration form, etc. on hand. Signed lower right. 17 1/2" x 11 1/2", framed to 24" x 18", custom burlwood and gold frame. $5,500 .
Conrad Buff (American, 1886-1975) “Arizona Mesas: Earth and Sky”, ca. 1940s, oil on masonite, signed. 16” x 24” plus frame. A highly individualistic painter who ignored the conventions of his times, Buff moved to Los Angeles in 1906, and by the mid-1930s had established his reputation as an artist of the American Southwest, and also executed a number of large-scale murals for public buildings. SOLD
Murray Hoffman (American, 1892-1982), “Petit Casino (de Monte Carlo), oil on canvas, 1939 or earlier, signed, 40 1/2” x 30 1/2”. Provenance: Exhibited at the Woodstock Art Association, June 1939. ACA Galleries, New York. De-accessioned by the Fitchburg Art Museum. Complete background on request. $17,500
Sam Thal (American, 1903-1964), "Indigenous Americana", ca. 1945. Oil on masonite, signed in graphite lower left, titled on the reverse, 26” x 32” plus frame. Born in New York City, Sam Thal lived most of his life in Boston. Widely exhibited in the late 1930s, he was an instructor for the WPA Federal Art Project. His work is in numerous collections and museums. In this work, the barns of early Regionalist imagery such as barns are transformed through postwar precisionist abstraction. $6,200
Marko Vukovic (American, 1892-1973) “Haying”, oil on canvas mounted on panel, c. 1940, 20" x 16", plus frame with linen liner, signed lower right. Stretcher stamped: Rudolph Galleries, Woodstock, NY. Vukovic was a member of the Woodstock Artists Association and was widely exhibited in the 1930s and 1940s, including exhibitions at the Whitney Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy and the National Academy of Design. $2,200
Myer Abel (American, 1904-1948),"Return From The Pond", (1939 ). Oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right "Abel '39 ", 30 inches by 25 inches. Exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings, 1942 (Original Label available) An excellent WPA period figurative regionalist oil. $5,500
Thomas Guidone (Italian-American, 1898-1990) “Clay Pit”, oil on canvas, 1940, 20” x 24”, signed, also dated on the verso. This composition owes a debt to Cezanne’s images of bathers, but in a very American quarry setting. New Haven, CT artist Guidone attended Yale Art School, and created several murals in New Haven in the 1930s. Copies of period newspaper clippings with sale. $3,500
"Rural Idyll", oil on board 24" x 24", plus frame, signed. Titled on verso. Levy is a well-listed artist and illustrator, who studied with William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. Known for his illustrations of fashionably dressed ladies, he was commissioned to provide illustrations for magazine stories. He was given a major retrospective at the SUNY Burchfield Penney Art Center in 2014. Additional bio on request. $4,500
“Tessie, a guitar playing girl from Texas”, 1949, oil on artist’s board, signed and dated, 18” x 14” plus frame. Simply striking and full of life. Two hand-written labels on the back of this wonderful work of outsider art work identify the piece as above and as “Carnival Entertainer”. $2,500