UNTITLED PORTRAIT - OIL ON CANVAS BY SHERMAN CHINSKY (1998)
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An untitled expressionist portrait in oil on canvas (1998) by Bay Area artist Sherman Chinsky. The high-angle perspective and blue-green chiascuro work create a mood of intrusion. Signed and dated in the lower left corner.
SHERMAN CHINSKY (1926-2004) was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he fell in love with jazz, sports, and the art of painting. He moved to Berkeley, California, in 1951 and earned a BFA at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland (today the California College of the Arts). Chinsky showed his work in numerous galleries throughout the Bay Area, including Maxwell Galleries Ltd., the George Lawson Gallery, the Mills and Short Gallery, and the Lucien Labaudt Art Gallery.
I remember Diebenkorn telling me don't worry what people think, just paint how you feel—there will be a certain group that you will reach. – SHERMAN CHINSKY
Artist – SHERMAN CHINSKY
Period – 1998
Origin – USA
Styles/Movements – ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM; POSTMODERNISM; BAY AREA SCHOOL
Media – OIL
Support – CANVAS
Colors – LEMON, BLUE-GREEN, RUSSET
Condition – Excellent vintage condition. May show minor traces of wear consistent with age and use..
Dimensions – 38" W × 1 ¼" D × 39" H