Painting on plywood support, mixed media; paint, cork, wood, netting, rope, signed l.l on front and on verso, with title, composition and support details, completed circa 1940-1950.
DIMENSIONS: H: 31" x W: 21" x D: 1.75"
Dane ( Riccardo) Chanase
Italian-American b. 1896-d. 1975
He studied with George Bridgman, Paul Baudouin and Maurice Denis and his work is in the collections of the Los Angeles Museum of Art; Bezalel National Museum; Brooklyn Museum; Library of Congress; New York Public Library.
Chanase exhibited in Paris, France in 1931 (solo); International Aero. Art Exhibition, 1937 (prize); Architectural League; National Society of Mural Painters; Brooklyn Museum; Brooklyn Society of Artists; Society of American Graphic Artists; Whitney Museum of American Art; American Veterans Society of Artists; Art USA, 1958; Society of Independent Artists.
He received a medal from the French Government in 1930.In his last years he lived in a modest house in Seagate Coney Island, Brooklyn N.Y which overlooked the Atlantic Ocean and the Varazano Narrows; the beach was his backyard. Chanase died July 15, 1975 in Brooklyn, NY. He was married to Sheva Ausubel (1896-1957) an accomplished artist in her own right and an active artist member of the W.P.A. art program.Sources include:
Who’s Who in American Art 1959; 1947Additional information provided by John C. Caputi
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