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Charles Goeller (1901 – 1955)

Updated: Feb 14



31. On the Beach; c. 1930/40s


Crayon on paper, 9 x 11 ½ inches (image), 14 x 11 inches (sheet), Signed lower right


SOLD


Exhibited:

Emotion Expressed Through Precision: The Art of Charles Goeller, Franklin Riehlman Fine Art and Megan Moynihan Fine Art, New York, 2003


Literature:

Stavitsky, Gail, Emotion Expressed Through Precision: The Art of Charles Goeller, Franklin Riehlman Fine Art and Megan Moynihan Fine Art, New York, 2003, unpaginated (illustrated) (“The phrase ‘Strange mood’ evokes the haunting, disquieting aspect that pervades the varied subjects of Goeller’s paintings and drawings, including Suburb, Fire Escape, On the Beach, El by Night and Curtains. Defying easy categorization, this quality brings to mind the work of Francs Criss, who exhibited with Goeller in the 1938 Whitney Annual. Criss was described in 1937 as ‘another precisionist who thrusts a quirk’ into his paintings. The affinities of mood and technique between Goeller . . . and of Criss, Blume, Hirsch, and particularly George Ault, reflect the differing directions Precisionism took from the 1930s onwards, particularly towards Surrealism and Magic Realism.”)



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