HENRY HENSCHE (1899-1992) Nude Study, Early to mid 20th c., Conte Crayon

  • Notes: SLR
  • Dimensions: 20 3/4 x 15 1/5", 32 x 25 1/2" framed
  • Artist Name: Henry Hensche
  • Literature: Henry Hensche was a teacher at the Cape School of Art at Provincetown, Massachusetts, where he taught for more than fifty years, beginning 1935 and painted for more than seventy years. He carried on the tradition of Charles Hawthorne, the School's founder, whose untimely death in 1930 closed the Cape Cod School of Art, where Hensche had been a student and assistant of Hawthorne. Hensche taught students in the tradition of Hawthorne to focus on color relationships and paint in color blocks outdoors in the brilliant sunlight. He was much influenced by Claude Monet's Impressionist tradition and the way colors were influenced by changes in the atmosphere. However, in his teaching, he divorced color from drawing, perceiving drawing as lineal perspective while painting is the "color of masses." Hensche's work was realistic in style but more concerned with color and shape than actual subject matter. Some of the students who credited him, even though their work was much more abstract, were Hans Hofmann and Franz Kline.
  • Medium: Conte Crayon
  • Circa: Early to mid 20th c.
  • Condition: Very good untouched condition, handling by artist, floated, not examined out of frame, please consider photos an accurate description of condition

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