Albert Pels Stylized Figurative Oil Painting
Albert Pels (New York/Ohio, 1910 – 1998)
Oil painting on canvas
Signed “Pels” to lower right
Pels began his formal artistic training in his hometown at the Cincinnati Art Academy in 1931. Upon graduating, Pels further pursued his artistic career and moved to New York, refining his technique while continuing his education at the Art Students League, working under the likes of historically renowned artists Thomas Hart Benton, Kenneth Hayes Miller, and Alexander Brook. Pels went on to study at Beaux Arts and the American School, and in doing so established his distinctive, signature painting style and content for which he became recognized.
- flaking paint and loss; craquelure and abrasions; wear to frame.
- measures frame.