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Variations on a Greek Urn

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Byron Browne was a young art student at the conservative National Academy of Design in New York when, in 1927, he first encountered a group of Cubist paintings by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque at A. E. Gallatin's influential Gallery of Modern Art. This transformative experience caused him to...

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Inscription

Lower left: Byron Browne 1935-7; Reverse: Byron Browne/1937 N.Y.C./Variations on a Greek Urn/48" x 60"/New York City

Provenance

The artist; to estate of the artist; with Washburn Gallery, New York; to MFA, 1979, purchase.

Credit Line

The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

Copyright

Stephen B. Browne

1935–37

Dimensions

122.24 x 152.4 cm (48 1/8 x 60 in.)

Accession Number

1979.3

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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