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 Pavel Tchelitchew   (1898-1957)

  Study for Boys Fighting in Wheat
  • gouache on paper, 1939
  • signed and dated '39 lower right recto
  • image size 16¾" x 10¾" (42.5 x 27.3 cm.)
  • Provenance:  Dr. Robert H. Alexander, New York
  • Exhibited:  Tchelitchew: Paintings - Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, NY, Sep 1942 - Jan 1943, no.56
  • Literature:  James Thrall Soby, Tchelitchew Paintings paintings, Museum of Modern Art, NY, 1942, p. 43, no.56
  • Literature:  Eugene Berman - Pavel Tchelitchew:
    Neo-Romantic Master Works from the 1930's & 1940's
    Gallery of Surrealism, NY, 2005, p.19
Back in Paris for the summer of 1939....because of his poor health he lived in the country at St. Jorioz near Lac d'Annecy.... Here, too, he conceived the theme of Boys Fighting in Wheat, painting an oil and a gouache. The theme was later utilized in The Green Lion and in a section of Hide-and-Seek.
   -James Thrall Soby, Tchelitchew: Paintings-Drawings, MoMA, NY, 1942, p.30
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