Lawrence Fine Art

Name : Samuel Halpert
Biography :


"The Juggler"

c. 1924

Halpert was a pioneer in modernist art in America, having studied at a revolutionary time in the art world in Paris in the first decade of the 20th century. He formed close friendships with the Delauneys, Leger, Metsinger and even Matisse.  Upon returning to the States, he became affiliated with Alfred Stieglitz's historic gallery and became close friends with Man Ray. His work showed the clear influence of Post-Impressionism, Fauvism and even Dadaism. He married Edith Fein, who went on to have her own career as one of the most influential gallery owners of the 20th century.

This painting has excellent provenance and exhibition history. Provenance: Berry Hill Gallery, New York, New York; Lempert Collection; Castellane Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.

Exhibitions: Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, "Circus", April 24-June 12, 1998; American Federation of Arts, New York, "Images from the World Between - The Circus in Twentieth Century American Art", n.d


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