This wonderfully fresh and subtle mixed media (varnished charcoal, oil crayon and oil) on canvas is boldly abstract with pleasing colors and stylized floral forms. This work comes from the estate of Janet Bosse (active Michigan, New York mid 20thc.) and is inscribed BOSSE on the stretcher.
Janet Bosse (1930-2000) was a graphics teacher at Hofstra University and received her degrees from Lawrence College and Michigan University. A native of Detroit, she was active throughout most of the last 2 quarters of the 20th century and her paintings were exhibited in New York City galleries as well as spaces in the south and Midwest. This work was part of a 1987 exhibition at NOHO titled, "Vases and Flowers" in which the artist displayed, "studies of flowers in vases, trying to capture their essence with the minimal amount of paint and gesture" (quote the artist).
30" x 24" (plus strip edges)