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 Pavel Tchelitchew   (1898-1957)

  The Mask of Light
  • gouache on paper, 1934
  • signed and dated '34 upper right recto
  • paper size 25⅜" x 19⅝" (64.5 x 50 cm.)
  • Provenance:  Dr. Robert H. Alexander, New York
  • Exhibited:  Tchelitchew: Paintings - Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, NY, September 1942 - January 1943, no.39
  • Literature:  James Thrall Soby, Tchelitchew Paintings paintings, Museum of Modern Art, NY, 1942, p. 43, no.39
  • Literature:  Eugene Berman - Pavel Tchelitchew:
    Neo-Romantic Master Works from the 1930's & 1940's
    Gallery of Surrealism, NY, 2005, p.10
To the latter part of 1933 belong three portraits of the African dancer, Feral Benga, among them The Mask of Light....
   -James Thrall Soby, Tchelitchew: Paintings-Drawings, MoMA, NY, 1942, p.25
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