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

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Artist
Victor Mall (American, 1901 – 1982)
Date
1930s
Medium
Oil on board
Dimensions
Panel : 23 1/4 x 17 1/4 in. (59.06 x 43.82 cm)
Frame : 30 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (77.47 x 62.23 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton
Object Number
2014.23.18

Label
Originally surnamed Malakhoff, Victor Mall first studied art in his native Russia under the Suprematist master Kasimir Malevich. Mall immigrated to the United States in 1923, arriving first in Seattle and then moving to Los Angeles. Mall’s art from the 1920s shows his light-hearted exploration of abstraction, surrealism and Art Deco stylization. His paintings took a darker turn in the 1930s as he confronted the economic hardships and social injustices that accompanied the Great Depression.

Object Type
Painting