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Early Los Angeles Abstractionist Painting

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Lawrence M. Murphy

Oil on board

Size, 18" X 12"

Signed, upper right, Lawrence Murphy

Price $475

A wonderful abstractionist painting by early Los Angeles modernist artist, Lawrence Murphy. The painting is in excellent condition, has been recently professionally cleaned and shows no signs of repairs.

Lawrence Murphy studied in Paris at the Academie Julian and in NYC with Bridgman and DuMond before settling in Los Angeles, California in 1915. He taught briefly at the ASL and UCLA and from 1926 he taught at the Chouinard Art School until his death in 1947.

Although this painting is not dated it could well have been painted as early as the 1920's and is similar to other works by him of this period. As such, it certainly reflects an amazingly modernist approach to art for the period. The quality of his technique speaks for itself as is seen in the pictures.

8 1/2% sales tax applies to California residents.