photographed 11/11/2020
photographed 11/11/2020

Yellow Roses

Carl Bennett Linder (American, 1886 – 1981)
Oil on canvas
Canvas : 22 x 16 1/4 in. (55.88 x 41.28 cm)
Frame : 27 x 21 1/4 in. (68.58 x 53.98 cm)
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Gift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton in memory of Alyce T. Williams
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Carl Bennett Linder, who also used the first name Samuel, was born in Finland and immigrated to the United States as a boy, settling in the Detroit area. Linder became interested in modern art as a teen, and between 1905 and 1914 he made several trips to Europe to study the latest painting styles there. Following the outbreak of World War I, Linder established an art studio in Detroit, becoming quite well known as a society portraitist, especially for the Ford family. This floral still-life is one of Linder’s early works. It is signed and inscribed “Munich, 1914” and clearly shows the influence of the modernist styles that Linder encountered while studying in Europe.

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