Peonies

SpectorGeorge - Peonies.JPG

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Title

Peonies

Description

The focus of the still life painting is a vase of multicolored peonies. Spector shows skillful creation of the 3D geometric forms of the flower petals and vase, with a light source coming from the bottom right. The background is unusual in its abstraction, it suggests the idea of a corner of a room. It uses the same color palette as the flowers, with thin paint and visible brush strokes.

About the Artist: About the Artist: Little is known about George Spector. He was a Russian immigrant to the United States and lived in the New York City area. Between 1913 and 1914 he got a diploma from the Cooper Union Night School of Art and received recognition for the category “Drawing from Life.” Given Spector's grasp of detail and three dimensional modeling, it seems possible that he had formal art training prior to the Cooper Union. He exhibited at the Salons of America in 1926 and 1927. 2 works at the Index of American Design. 7 more images at FAP.

Creator

Spector, George

Publisher

Federal Art Project

Date

1937

Contributor

Ritz, Abigail (photography)

McCrohan, Niamh (biography)

Cooper, Ken (biography)

Source

New Deal Gallery, Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Object #FA18271

Format

jpeg, 934 KB
jpeg, 4.4 MB

Type

Still image

Identifier

178

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil painting

Physical Dimensions

16 X 20 in.
Condition: flaking paint, surface dirt

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