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Lot 3514 - A183 PostWar & Contemporary - Saturday, 09. December 2017, 02.00 PM


(Detroit 1929–lives and works in Bloomington)
Illinois Landscape #10. 1975.
Oil and acrylic on canvas.
Signed, titled, as well as with measurements and technique on the reverse: HAROLD GREGOR ILLINOIS LANDSACPE#10 60 x 60" 1975 OIL/ACRYLIC/CANVAS.
152.5 x 152.5 cm.

- Company collection R. J. Reynolds Industries, USA/London/Switzerlnd (verso with each the label).
- Purchased from the above in 2012 by the present owner, since then private collection Switzerland.

"The day I landed in the Midwest in May of 1970, I was very impressed. I looked around and was astounded by the clarity of the land – its big, flat sweep”
(Harold Gregor: Painting Landscapes. Holly Davis, October 2014)

Harold Gregor is an American landscape artist who paints his home region of Illinois. His entire oeuvre can be grouped into five chapters: “Illinois Flatscapes”, “Illinois Landscapes”, “Illinois Colorscapes”, “Trail Series” and “Left-Right Vibrascapes”. These landscapes are primarily traditional rectangular formats, with ratios of 5:5 or 3:5, which he also calls “window-spaces". From the beginning of the 1980s, Harold Gregor began to create paintings with panoramic formats, with ratios of 1:5. The flat meadow and field landscapes of Illinois, sometimes with oak and maple trees, extend as far as the eye can see. Recorded by very few artists, these meadows and fields have become a characteristic feature of Harold Gregor’s art. He seeks to avoid any kind of sentimentality in his landscapes, and instead focuses strictly on the details of the scene depicted; blades of grass and ears of corn sustain a great deal of his attention.

Harold Gregor is professor at the Illinois State University as well as guest professor at further art schools in the United States. His works are represented in numerous galleries and in most of the museums and national institutions in the USA.

CHF 4 000 / 6 000 | (€ 4 120 / 6 190)

Sold for CHF 9 375 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.