This still-life painting is by the late artist Peter Gee (1932-2005). It's a sensuously painted composition, the recognizable shapes wonderfully teetering towards abstraction with Gee's thick layering of oil paint. The palette is full of vitality and recalls Matisse's own explorations with color. Gee, who was known for his colorful abstract silkscreens, focused on color theory and was influenced by Matisse's paintings and collages. In the 1960s, Gee was part of the Pop Art crew in New York City.
This particular painting was most likely painted in the school that Gee established in Provincetown, Massachusetts, with his wife Olga Opsahl-Gee : The Hawthorne School of Art. Gee's art is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Frame: 21 in. x 21 in.
Canvas: 18 in. x 18 in.