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Probst I

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Probst I was painted in 1960, the year Franz Kline was awarded a prize at the Venice Biennale and ten years after he abandoned figuration for his signature gestural style. Kline’s artistic training had been conventional: he had studied at Girard College in Philadelphia, at Boston University,...

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Inscription

Reverse: FRANZ KLINE/-60

Provenance

1960, the artist. 1961, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York. 1962, Susan Morse Hilles, New Haven, Conn. and Boston, Mass.; 1973, gift of Susan Morse Hilles to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 1973)

Credit Line

Gift of Susan Morse Hilles

Copyright

© 2011 The Franz Kline Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

1960

Dimensions

272.41 x 202.56 cm (107 1/4 x 79 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1973.636

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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