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(n.p.), (n.p.), (n.d.). The poet E.E. Cummings considered writing and painting to be his "twin obsessions." He received substantial acclaim as an American cubist and abstract avant garde painter between the two World Wars. during which time he served as art editor of The Dial. In 1931, he published a limited edition volume of his artwork entitled CIOPW, named for the media he used: charcoal, ink, oil, pencil, and watercolor. After growing disenchanted with the New York gallery scene, he retreated to painting as a private matter, focusing mostly on landscapes (the White Mountains); portraits (his wife, Marion Morehouse); and nudes and still lifes. This color study, oil on cardboard, is a rare return to his non-representational days. 14" x 8-1/2". Matted and framed to 22" x 17". Unsigned, as was the majority of his work. Fine. Letter of provenance available. [#031623] $3,500

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