Rocks and Sea, by Charles Basing (1865-1933), Oil on Canvas

Charles Basing (United States, 20th Century)

Rocks and Sea, by Charles Basing (1865-1933), Oil on Canvas
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Rocks and Sea, by Charles Basing (1865-1933), Oil on Canvas

Basing is considered one of the finest romantic modernist American painters of the earliest XXth century. He would take liberties with his arrangements of complex compositions and dramatic tonal contrasts in order to heighten the dramatic quality of his work. His gestural brushstrokes of thickly layered pigment add texture and depth to the pictorial surface, enhancing its vibrant, lyrical quality.
He was particularly inspired by the natural, untamed beauty of the Atlantic seaboard, and often painted coastal scenes of Long Island and Cape Cod.

FRAMED: HEIGHT: 15½ in | WIDTH: 17 in
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 11 in | WIDTH: 14½ in

Origin United States
Category Oils
Period 20th Century

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CONDITION: Painting comes directly from the artist's estate. It is framed in its original gold gilt frame.

THB REF: 4874143292


"Charles Basing was born in Austria, but spent most of his professional life on the East Coast of the United States. He studied painting in Paris with the highly esteemed academic painter William Adolph Bouguereau, who taught him rigorous technique and encouraged him to copy the masters at the Louvre,
When he arrived in New York, he became a member of the Salmagundi Club where he received a prize for his compositions in 1921. He soon expanded his professional activities to encompass architecture and mural painting. He was commissioned by Columbia University and Carnegie Institute of Technology to create a series of murals, and participated in completing the ceiling at Grand Central Station in New York. The American Institute of Architects awarded him prestigious prize for his body of work in 1924.

Who's Who in American Art: 1864-1975
G.B. Mitchell: Charles Basing: 1866-1933"