Modernist 20th Century /06 June 2004


Jan de Swart

Viking Chair
USA, 1973
18 w × 26 d × 88 h in (46 × 66 × 224 cm)

The Dutch born artist, Jan de Swart, emigrated to Eagle Rock, California in the early 1940s. While he was the subject of a one-man exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of Art in 1945 and was championed by John Entenza in Arts & Architecture, de Swart's art remained out of the mainstream. His lyrical works handcrafted in wood are mysterious objects related to Surrealism and the sculptures of Picasso and Noguchi. Exhibited: Jan de Swart: Handcrafted Furniture, Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, Jan. 1994 Literature: Jan de Swart: Handcrafted Furniture, Louis Newman Galleries, illustrated pl. 2

provenance: Estate of the artist Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills Private collection, Los Angeles

estimate: $15,000–20,000

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