Lot 212
Alden Mason (American, 1919-2013), Soft Cradle
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed and inscribed on the verso, dated 1974, presented in the original aluminum frame.

DOA 40.25 x 36.25 in.

The Estate of the late Edward and Violet Kleitz, Cary, North Carolina

William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, California
Acquired from the above in June 1975

This painting is from Alden Mason's celebrated "Burpee Garden Series". Working with thinned oil paints, Mason would drip, push and pool the colors, likening the results to the growth and germination of seeds as they became plants. After the first successful showing of these paintings in 1973, Mason was invited by his former student and close friend, Chuck Close, to bring several works for exhibition in New York. The showing was well received and Mason's paintings were acquired by numerous museums including Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Northwest Art, San Francisco Museum of Art and others.

Good estate condition.

$5,000 - 10,000