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California Dreaming Fine Art and Jewelry

Sun, May 21, 2023 02:00PM EDT
Lot 238

Si Chen Yuan (American 1911-1974)

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

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Si Chen Yuan ( American 1911-1974) 'Carmel Valley' oil on canvas Signed, dated label verso, Yuan 5-11-97 9 1/2in. x 15in. (24cm. x 38cm) Framed: 13in. x 18in. (33cm) x 46cm) S.C. Yuan, is considered one of the finest painters to come out of the Monterey Peninsula. A "painter's painter", he did work which was favored by contemporary painters who marvel at his effortless technique. "Yuan's strength as an artist was his ability to communicate a wealth of visual information with swift and concise markings," says Kathleen Moodie, Curator at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz. "Yuan fused an Eastern elegance of economic line with the robust energy of Western abstraction," she added in the catalogue for an upcoming show of Yuan's works. His training was classical French via Xu Beihong, one of China's greatest 20th Century painters.

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