Jens Jensen Floral Arrangement Oil Painting on Paper
Jens Jensen (Ohio/Denmark; 1895 – 1978)
Untitled (blue vase with flowers)
Oil painting on paper
Signed “Jensen” to lower left
An oil painting on paper by listed artist Jens Jensen (Ohio/Denmark; 1895 – 1978). This still life painting features an exuberant arrangement of red and yellow flowers in a handled pitcher, rendered in bold outlines and energetic brushwork. This pieces is signed to the lower left and is presented behind a white mat with a gold-tone fillet, under glass, in a gold-tone wood frame.
Private collection, Cincinnati, OH
Purchased from Humler & Nolan, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2013
Jens Jensen was a Danish-born Modernist painter whose work reflects a combination of his Scandinavian background, his adopted American home and the artistic movements of his time. He arrived in the United States in 1927, and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio where he joined the renowned Rookwood Pottery as an artist, quickly becoming known as the resident modernist. During his tenure there his work was exhibited at the Golden Gate Exposition of the 1940s, the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Modern Art Society. Upon Rookwood’s closing in 1948, Jensen and his wife moved to Ripley, Ohio where he painted full time for the next 30 years, though his paintings were rarely exhibited during his lifetime. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Riverside Museum, New York.
- visible image area measures 19.5″ × 25.5″.