Authentic vintage Mid Century Modern Cubist oil painting signed in the bottom right by Antoyan, circa 1950's. Kero Sarkis Antoyan ...
moreAuthentic vintage Mid Century Modern Cubist oil painting signed in the bottom right by Antoyan, circa 1950's. Kero Sarkis Antoyan. 1912-1993, is a well listed artist and has a biography on-line as well as a book about his life and art. Below you can find a detailed description of his life and exhibitions and collections. This particular beautifully colorful painting depicts a still life arrangement of two bottles, two glasses and some fruit placed upon a linen covered table. His work is rare and hard to find.
This original oil painting was executed on linen canvas and stretched over wood stretcher bars. The framing was done by Canon Drive picture Frame Shop, Beverly Hills, California, as you can see from the vintage tag that remains on the back of the frame. The painting is framed in a black lacquer wooden frame with a vintage linen insert.
It is in EXCELLENT condition and has been well preserved over the years. There are some very minor nicks on the wood frame, which have been touched up and there is some staining on verso...see photo. It is ready for hanging.
A great small painting by a well-listed artist. Perfect for the Mid Century modern collector or just a splash of color for the right area in a newer contemporary decor.
Please see the other painting we have listed by the same artist.
Additional Measurements: Canvas size: 12" x 12"
Kero Sarkis Antoyan was born in 1912 in Dersim, Turkey of Armenian heritage. Antoyan’s father escaped persecution by leaving for America, but had to leave his wife and children behind. The family lived amongst the Kurdish population for protection, but four year-old Antoyan ran away and returned to his village, where he lived with his maternal grandmother and his aunt. After the Armenian genocide of 1915-1918, Antoyan, his grandmother and aunt, were the only survivors from his family. The group escaped to Kharpent in Western Turkey and then on to refugee camps in Aleppo, Syria & Beirut, Lebanon, eventually finding safe haven in Marseille, France. There, he began to study art. He immigrated to the United States in 1934 and continued his studies at the Art Student’s League in New York, where he studied with Arnold Blanche. During WWII, he was stationed in Southern California and remained there after the war, enrolling in the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. In 1955, he became an instructor of drawing at the Chouinard Art Institute. He also opened a photography studio in Hollywood, California, that catered to aspiring actors and actresses. He traveled to Europe for further instruction in 1962-63, studying at the Accademia de Belle Arti in Rome. He won numerous prizes, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Award in 1957. He exhibited with the Laguna Beach Art Association, as well. His work can be found in the collections of the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena CA, the Laguna Beach Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, among others. There is a book dedicated to Antoyan’s paintings, called “Kero S. Antoyan: The Artist’s Life and Work by Janet Samuelian”, Haigazian College University, Beirut, Lebanon, 1988. Antoyan died at the age of 81 in 1993. less
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