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Thomas Brownell Eldred Signed Oil on Canvas Painting of a Nude Woman


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An oil on canvas painting by the listed American artist Thomas Brownell Eldred (1903-1993). Signed to the lower right, the painting depicts a seated nude woman with dark brown or black hair with a bright red cloth draped across the back of her chair. The painting is displayed in a dark blue wooden stick frame.

Born in Michigan, Eldred studied economics at Kalamazoo College only because there was no art department at the school. However, during this time he was able to create an impressive portfolio and was later accepted to the Art Institute of Chicago. He later went to New York where he studied at the Art Student's League under Thomas Hart Benton and Guy Pene DeBois. 

During the 1930s, Eldred taught at the Brooklyn Museum through a WPA program. It was during this time that the Guggenheims acquired some of his work for the Museum of Non-Objective Art, now known as the Guggenheim Museum. Eldred also went to Paris to study under William Stanley Hayter at Atelier 17. 



24.5" x 30.5" x 1" (frame); 24" x 30" (canvas).

Condition notes:

There are tears and holes along the edges of the canvas in several places. Minor wear to the frame.

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