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Wilfred Croteau (American, b. 1930) #44

Auction:
2692B
Lot:
584
Sold for:
$1,200$1,000

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Auction:
Sale #2692B - 2692B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 07, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Wilfred Croteau (American, b. 1930)

#44, c. 1958
Signed and titled "CROTEAU..." and identified on labels from Carl
Siembab Gallery, and the Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture (see below) on the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 35 x 46 in., framed.
Condition: Craquelure, surface grime.

Exhibitions: 1958 Philadelphia International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, December 4, 1958 to February 8, 1959.

Note:
Wilfred Croteau was born in Manchester, New Hampshire in 1930.
After studying art in Boston, he went to Paris in 1954 and studied
at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere. During this period, he associated
with many American and European artists such as Sam Francis,
Karel Appel, John Hultberg, Kumi Sugai, Atsuko Tanaka, and Antoni
Tapies. While in Paris, his own style of abstract expressionism evolved.
He was involved in many group shows and in 1957 had his first one-man
show at the Galerie Crueze in Paris. He has had many shows in the
States. (1) He currently resides in Northbridge, Massachusetts.

(1) http://www.reedscontemporaryhaiga.com/Echoes%20Exhibit%20About%20the%20artists.htm
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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Keywords

Wilfred Croteau, Paris, John Hultberg, Siembab Gallery, Philadelphia, Manchester, New Hampshire, Sam Francis, Atsuko Tanaka, Karel Appel, Kumi Sugai, Northbridge, Massachusetts, http://www.reedscontemporaryhaiga.com/Echoes%20Exhibit%20About%20the%20artists.htm