'CANYON FLEA MARKET' COLLAGE AND OIL ON MASONITE BY JOHN MAGILL (1962)
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An abstract expressionist mixed media collage on masonite with fabric and oil titled (en verso) Canyon Flea Market by Bay Area artist John Magill. The color bands and the patchwork application of fabric evoke a landscape with a high horizon line. Signed and dated lower left corner—Magill '62. In a nifty, purpose-built frame.
JOHN MAGILL studied in Paris at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, in Madrid at the famed Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, and at the California School of Fine Arts (today the San Francisco Art Institute). He traveled extensively in North America; his exhibition sites include the following: the Delgado Museum of New Orleans (today the New Orleans Museum of Art), the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor (today the Legion of Honor) in San Francisco.
Artist – JOHN MAGILL
Period – 1962
Origin – USA
Styles/Movements – ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM; MID-CENTURY MODERN
Media – OIL PAINT, FABRIC
Support – MASONITE
Colors – CRIMSON, BEIGE, BLACK
Condition – Excellent vintage condition. Patina consistent with age and use.
Dimensions – 16 ¼" W × 1 ½" D × 16 ¼" H