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Oil on Canvas
28 1/8 x 21 inches
35 ½ x 28 5/8 inches framed
Signed Krause lower right and on back stretcher
Very good condition with no blemishes

An outstanding oil on canvas painting in its original frame by listed artist Glen Adolph Krause (1914 – 1981) painted in 1937 during a trip to Europe. Mr. Krause was a prize winning artist whose works appeared in the Corcoran Biennial and the Art Institute of Chicago’s 1941/1942 Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture along such famous artists as Max Weber and Edward Hopper. He was awarded a prize during that exhibition. The Smithsonian purchased and owns a color woodcut. 35 ½ x 28 5/8 inches. His close friend, Gordon Paxson, was awarded the Lathrop Traveling fellowship in Art, and they toured and painted in Europe in 1937. The two lived and traveled primarily in the Netherlands, Greece and Italy during 1937. They painted and sketched as they traveled, crossing the Alps by motorbike, and visiting the Mount Athos monastery in Greece. This was probably painted in Spain and depicts an Andalusian horse performance practice. Provenance is directly from a descendant of Mr. Paxson who was probably given this work as a gift.

From December 30, 1952 to February 1, 1953, Mr. Krause had an oil and watercolor exhibition at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA.

The Smithsonian owns the following work:

Study for Double Concerto

1965 Glen Krause, born Chicago, IL 1914-died 1981 color woodcut 35 3/4 x 23 1/2 in. (90.8 x 59.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase 1969.182 Not on view