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Robert Hallowell
Bull engaging the muleta (Bull Fight)

$1,200

About

Signed with the Estate stamp lower left Provenance: Estate of the Artist Marbella Gallery Inc., NYC References And Exhibitions: “There is in Mr. Hallowell’s work a grace that amounts to graciousness.” Leo Stein (1872-1949) Robert Hallowell (1886-1939) was highly regarded as an artist exhibiting at the finest galleries and museums in American and France in the 1920’s and 1930’s. His other professional life included graduating from Phillips Academy, Andover and Harvard University. While at Harvard he was president of the Harvard Lampoon (1909-1910) and was a founding member of the now famous New Republic Magazine with Walter Lippman and Herbert Croly. Robert worked there as business manager and publisher from 1914 to 1925, when he left to concentrate on his artistic creativity. Hallowell was an official for the Treasury Department during World War One. His final Government posting was as Assistant Director of the Federal Arts Project in 1935-36. How can someone of such cultural involvement have fallen to total obscurity today? All the works came from Mildred Thaler Cohen (1921-2012), a noted New York collector and gallerist. Along with her first husband, they started collecting American paintings in the 1950’s when they were out of public favor. Upon the death of her husband, she opened the Marbella Gallery on 72nd Street in Manhattan establishing the reputation of being a connoisseur/dealer. The offerings were displayed in her gallery and home salon style.. When and how the Thaler’s acquired the works remain a mystery. On my first viewing of Hallowell’s artwork, I was taken with his application of paint (oil and especially watercolor) and his color harmonies and delicate shading. The limited scholarship on the artist tells us he was self-taught. All the more impressive. Today, they stand the test of time and should be regarded for their beauty and for the historic acclaim they achieved in the 1920’s and 30’s. Public Collections: Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. Cleveland Museum of Art Brooklyn Museum of Art Baltimore Museum of Art Harvard University, Adams Hall McBride Collection Lewishon Collection Arthur B. Davies Collection Metropolitan Museum of Art Worcester Art Museum Museum of the City of New York Fogg Art Museum, Harvard Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Denver Museum Newark Museum Wilmington Museum

Details

  • Artist
    Robert Hallowell (1886-1939, American)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.38 in. (23.83 cm)Width: 17.75 in. (45.09 cm)
  • Medium
  • Period
  • Condition
    Tear in bottom margin slightly into image (repaired).
  • Gallery Location
    Fairlawn, OH
  • Reference Number
    Seller: FA108281stDibs: LU1403139583

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