Untitled

  • Peter Krasnow, Untitled, ca. 1930s, wood on wood and plywood base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1979.111.8

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Peter Krasnow worked in France for three years during the early 1930s. On his return to California, he began sculpting in wood, claiming that the medium had never been considered for its own unique qualities and too often resembled other materials. Using roots, stumps, and sometimes entire trees, Krasnow created abstract sculptures that explored the natural shape and texture of the wood.

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“I turned seriously to developing wood sculpture . . . probing and striving to produce works of pure sculptural character.” Peter Krasnow, “A Retrospective Exhibition,” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 1975

Title
Untitled
Artist
Date
ca. 1930s
Location
Dimensions
43 1/8 x 20 x 14 1/4 in. (109.4 x 50.9 x 36.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
wood on wood and plywood base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1979.111.8
Palette
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