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Lot 46: PAUL BURLIN Two drawings.
15 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Untitled (Abstract), India ink on paper, 1968. 350x426 mm; 13 3/4x16 3/4 inches. Signed, dated and annotated upper left and lower right verso * Untitled (Small Abstract), india ink on paper, 1968. 230x304 mm; 9x12 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right recto.
Paul Burlin (1886-1969), born in New York as Isodore Berlin, began his career in the first decades of the 20th Century studying at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League, traveling in Europe and the southwestern United States and showing his work as one of the youngest exhibitors in the celebrated Armory Show in 1913. Burlin continued to follow avant-garde trends through the 1950s and 60s, working in the style of Abstract Expressionism. Towards the end of his life and up to his death in 1969, Burlin continued to draw and paint despite loss of eyesight.