Lot 129
George Bireline (NC, 1923-2002), Untitled
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1965 to stretcher, presented in the likely original frame.

DOA 25 1/8 x 31.5 in.

From the Collection of Mr. Jonathan P. Alcott, Raleigh, NC

André Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY

"The House Sale," Christie's, New York, New York, January 10-11, 2006, lot 27, Sale 1615

Gallery C, Raleigh, NC

Scent of the Pine, You Know How I Feel: North Carolina Art from the Jonathan P. Alcott Collection, Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Farmville, Virginia, June 20 - October 18, 2014 (illustrated in the accompanying catalogue). This exhibition traveled to the North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC, September 10 - December 4, 2016.

Originally from Illinois, George Bireline moved to North Carolina to pursue an MFA at UNC-Chapel Hill. In 1964 the highly respected André Emmerich Gallery in New York mounted a solo show of his paintings. The NY Times art critic, Stuart Preston, described Bireline's color field paintings in this show a "handsomely endowed alliance arranged between Albers and Rothko" with colors and lines that "vibrate like quivering blocks of jello" and "color itself is a generous feast." (The New York Times, "Variety Fair," March 29, 1964)

Bireline taught at North Carolina State University's School of Design from 1955 until his retirement in 1986, influencing multiple generations of arts from the state and beyond. His paintings are in multiple private and public collections including the NC Museum of Art, Raleigh; the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.; and others.

Very good estate condition.

$2,000 - 4,000