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Although trained in an academic tradition, Franz Kline is best known for his abstract, gestural compositions in black and white, boldly rendered with slashing strokes of paint (see 1973.636). He reached this mature style in 1950 after steadily purging representational imagery from his...

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Reverse: FRANZ KLINE/46

Provenance

The artist; to William H. Lane (1914-1995), 1953; to MFA, 1985, gift of William H. and Saundra B. Lane.

Credit Line

Gift of William H. and Saundra B. Lane

Copyright

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

1946

Dimensions

40.96 x 51.12 cm (16 1/8 x 20 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1985.937

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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