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FLORENCE BRILLINGER (1891-1984) Untitled Abstract, 1939, Oil on paper

  • Notes: SLR
  • Dimensions: 9 1/4 x 6 3/4" image, 12 x 9 3/4" framed
  • Artist Name: Florence Brillinger
  • Literature: Born in 1891, Florence Brillinger was from Emigsville, PA, a small town outside of York, PA, where she graduated from high school in 1910. After she completed a course in designing at the Academy of Design in Philadelphia, Florence was employed as a designer at the Rudy Brothers’ art glass works where she likely she met her future husband, magazine illustrator Fritz (Frederick) Pfeiffer. The two were married in 1914. From there, little information exists regarding Florence. We know she and her husband traveled extensively through Europe in the 20’s and into the 30’s. They had a child in 1926. Florence exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in the early 40’s and was an active member of the American Artists’ Congress, the organization which brought Picasso’s Guernica to New York in 1949. She exhibited at the Provincetown Art Association* throughout the 20’s and 30’s, and while we know she was still married to Fritz in 1942, the artists apparently worked in separate cities at that time, Fritz in Detroit and Florence in New York, and it is known that he died in Provincetown in 1960, and on death records, she is listed as his spouse. One of the last known mentions of Florence is from 1946 in an article relating to the York Art Club’s Fall exhibition in York, Pennsylvania; in it, the Pfeiffer name has been omitted. However, when she died in 1984, her gravestone was carved with her full name of Florence Emma Brillinger Pfeiffer. Florence is buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery in York County, Pennsylvania.
  • Medium: Oil on paper
  • Circa: 1939
  • Condition: Very good condition, please consider photos an accurate description of condition

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