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RSS FeedsDrouot to offer a unique and exceptional collection of 7 works by Frank Overton Colbert
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17 april 2018 02:48:58

 
Drouot to offer a unique and exceptional collection of 7 works by Frank Overton Colbert
(Artdaily.org)
 




Frank Overton Colbert was a major artist of American art in the early 1920s. The first Indian to exhibit in New York, this Chickasaw painter, celebrated by the critics of the time, told Indian myths and legends through his paintbrush. He settled in Paris in 1923, frequenting Bohemian Paris where he was known as the “Redskin of Montparnasse”. His whirlwind career, which was followed by serious depression in 1926, left just a handful of works, only 70 of which are currently catalogued and 5 stored in public collections in the United States. Hôtel Drouot will be presenting a collection of 7 exceptional works, almost all of which were exhibited at the famous Montross Gallery and have not been shown to the public for 55 years. In November 2017, ADER NORDMANN offered a Frank Overton Colbert painting for auction for the first time. Discovered by chance, the auctioneers did not know who he was nor what he had created. They astounde
 
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