This is an 20 by 14 inch (image size) oil painting of a young nude woman sitting with her arms crossed in front of her. It was done in 1967 by well-listed New York artist Burton Silverman. With the somewhat older frame it measures 24 by 18 inches.
The frame has a few dings and shows light wear but looks nice with the painting. The painting is in excellent condition. It has three small professional touch-ups to the background See the condition report above. The photos tell the story. Please be advised: I sell artwork, that is paintings and works on paper.
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After discharge from the US Army in 1953, Burton Silverman began an earnest professional career. Since then he has had had 32 solo shows across the country including venues in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D. San Francisco, Maine and Nashville TN. He has appeared in close to 40 national and international exhibitions including National Portrait Gallery, National Academy of Design Annual, Mexico City Museum of Art, Royal Academy of Art in London, and Butler Midyear Annual.His paintings are represented in twenty seven public collections including Brooklyn Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The New Britain Museum, Butler institute of American Art, Arkansas Art Center, Denver Art Museum, National Museum of American Art, Delaware Art Museum, Columbus Museum, GA. In 2002, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, and in 2004 the Gold Medal of the Portrait Society of America for lifetime achievement.
A similar award for lifetime accomplishment was awarded by the Newington Cropsey Cultural Center in 2005. He has had 4 major retrospectives of his work the most recent being paintings of the last decade, which were shown in two sequential exhibits. The first titled: "Realism Recovered; the Art of Burton Silverman, " was at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in Tulsa, OK July-Sept 2010; and the second titled: "Burton Silverman; The Humanist Spirit" was at the Hofstra University Museum in Long Island, NY Sept-Dec.
In 2007, a drawing retrospective titled "The Intimate Eye; The Drawings of Burton Silverman" was shown at the Brigham Young Museum, the Butler Institute, and the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art. Both were of these earlier retrospectives and were accompanied by fully illustrated monographs.In 1956, along with colleague Harvey Dinnerstein, Silverman elected to go to Alabama to make a graphic record of the seminal Montgomery Bus Boycott, and together they produced 95 drawings of that event. These became part of the permanent collection of the Delaware Art Museum.
In 2004 the museum hosted the exhibition Glorious Dignity: Drawings of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton Silverman. These drawings were also shown in a 50th Anniversary Exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Art in 2006. Burton Silverman has been a leader in the recent resurgence of Realist art, and since 1993 has lectured in museums and university graduate programs on this subject. He has written articles in art journals on the same subject matter. The artist has also had a simultaneous career as an illustrator with portrait covers for Time Magazine, and drawings for the New Yorker's "Profiles" spanning a 25 year period in which he additionally worked for almost all the major national magazines and many corporate clients.
This culminated in his election to the Museum of American Illustration's Hall of Fame in1992. He ceased working as a freelance illustrator in 1994 to devote all his time to painting. The item "Sitting Female Nude with Arms Crossed Oil Painting-1967-Burt/Burton Silverman" is in sale since Sunday, September 10, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "floramond" and is located in Westfield, New Jersey.
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