Orange Nude by Alfred Skondovitch

This is a striking nude by Alaskan artist Alfred Skondovitch. He did a series of nudes in oil pastel in 2000. There are some elements reminiscent of Willem de Kooning, which is understandable as they worked together in New York in the 1950s. These are highly sought after. It is signed and dated lower right.
Alfred Skondovitch was born in London, England in 1927. He won his first prize for painting at age 10. He studied art at the Toynbee Hall Settlement House with instructors from the Heatherley School, the Slade School, and London University. He emigrated to New York in 1947 and was associated with Franz Kline, Marcel Duchamp and William Hayter. He exhibited extensively in New York with some of the most noted artists of time, including Kline, Willem de Kooning, Milton Resnick, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Joseph Cornell, Philip Guston, and Alfred Jensen. In 1956 he is included in Ten American Painters with de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Nell Blaine, Milton Resnick and other notable abstract expressionist artists at New Yorks Egan/Poindexter Gallery. This show heralded the New York School—a collective of artists whose radical new ideas formed a movement that effectively shifted the art worlds attention from Paris to New York City.
His exposure to Alaska came in the early sixties when he went there to fight fires. Upon returning to New York, he realized he missed Alaska and moved back in the late 60s. He exhibited extensively in Alaska and some in Washington state. Skondovitch died in 2011.
This is a wonderful piece by one of the noted painters of the 20th century.

Size: 2000
Price: $1000
Size: 9.5 x 7.5 inches
Framed Size: 13.75 x 11.5 inches
Condition: Pristine
Medium: Pastel/Chalk
Subject: Figures & Portraits

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