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Fri, May 26, 2023 02:00PM EDT - Thu, Jun 1, 2023 02:00PM EDT
Lot 152

Follower of Charles Burchfield: Planet

Estimate: $600 - $800

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Howard Besnia (American, 1921–2014): Planet, 1989. Acrylic on paper, signed lower left, framed.

Howard Besnia was an artist and educator whose career spanned over seven decades. He produced works in many painting and drawing media, and was a prolific print maker and creator of hand made books. He received both his BFA and MFA degrees from Yale University, and was a tenured faculty member and head of the Art Department of Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts.

44.5 x 14.5 inches framed; 25 x 39 inches sight.

Private collection, New England.

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