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Lot 208: AUGUSTUS VINCENT TACK, American (1870-1949), "Pont Aven" 1896, oil on canvas, signed lower right., 18 x 22 inches
27 October 2016
Milford, CT, USALive Auction
AUGUSTUS VINCENT TACK
"Pont Aven" 1896
oil on canvas, signed lower right.
18 x 22 inches
Provenance: Vincent Vallarino Fine Art, New York, New York; Private Collection, Massachusetts; Private Collection, Connecticut.
Other Notes: Augustus Vincent Tack was considered a prodigy artist and became one of the most widely exhibited American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. He studied with Twachtman and La Farge at the Art Students League from 1889-1890 and his submission to the annual exhibition of the Society of American Artists won him the highest honor and placement of any artist. Tack then traveled to Paris studying with Meerson at the Ecole des Beaux-Art and frequently visited Claude Monet at his studio in Giverny. Pont Aven is a rare early example of Plein-Air painting by the artist showing his fresh, fluid and intuitive brushwork capturing the activities of this bustling town.
Tags: Impressionist / Impressionism
Condition: Very Good
Restoration: Very Minor
Old remnant varnish visible under UV light. Several areas of thinly applied paint apparent under UV light.
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