Peter Bruning Signed Oil on Canvas Abstract Painting


An oil on canvas painting by the Dutch-American artist Peter Bruning (1923-2018). This abstract work features an array of colorful shapes in blue, red, green, brown, and white. Signed to the upper left, the painting is displayed in black wooden frame.

Born in Amsterdam, Bruning received a doctorate in Germanic studies, as well as minor studies in sociology and art history, at the University of Amsterdam in 1949. He studied art in Amsterdam, Bern, and Paris. In 1950, he was a visiting instructor at Indiana State and later taught German and Dutch at Indiana University, University of California Berkley, and Rice University. While advancing his academic career, Bruning was also pursing his art career and participated actively in the local arts community. 



49” x 25” x 2” (frame); 48” x 23.75” (painting).

Condition notes:

Age appropriate wear. Scratches, some cracks, and scuffs to the frame. Some wear to the painting around the edges. Some areas of the white paint have some varnish discoloration present.

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