This is a lovely vintage mid-century hand-pulled silk screenprint by Ronald Julius Christensen (1923 - 1999). He was a leading American artist famed for his fine art screenprints called Serigraphs.
He was a native of Boston with an extensive background in the graphic arts. He studied at the Massachusetts School of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In 1952 he was chosen to participate in a program called Art in Industry, so he moved to Louisville, Kentucky where he worked for Reynold’s Metals designing packaging and illustrating company brochures.
In the 1950s, he designed the cover for a Boston Arts Festival brochure, exhibited at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and had his first One Man Exhibition at the DeCordova and Dana Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. In the late 50s, he taught silk screening at the University of Louisville Art Center.
His work is held by many prestigious American Museums - and he has a long history of exhibiting in galleries in the States.
This is a fine early silkscreen print by him and the panoramic format is typical of Chistensen's works in the 1950s and 60s. Stylistically his graphic works of this time are reminiscent of those of the British artist, John Piper.
It is a fine print showing a collection of vintage bottles - and this would look good in a period bar room, kitchen, or hanging beside your cocktail cabinet. It is printed with the artist's name and the date: 1956. This is printed vertically alongside one of the bottles - he seems to have been fond of signing his works in this manner. It is a rather rare work - and I have been unable to find another impression of this image. It has no edition number - but given its early date - I would expect that not many were originally released. Hence my asking price for this most elusive larger early work by Christensen.
CONDITION: It is printed in vibrant colours and inks on thin paper - this has been laid down onto card and then framed. It comes with its old oak frame, as photographed.
DIMENSIONS: Frame size is 28.6 x 77.5 cm (11 1/4 x 30.5 inches). The image is 25.5 x 75 cm
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