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James Havard Oil and Mixed Media on Panel Board (1965)

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A stunning and significant oil and mixed media on board creation by renowned American artist James Havard. Hailing from his final year studying at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts in 1965, this piece depicts two nude figures and utilizes a variety of artistic techniques that Havard would continue to master during his extensive artistic career. This piece is reminiscent of his final days in Philadelphia, and signifies a moment in time before his major breakthrough that would arrive in the following years. 

Throughout James’ forty-year career, he has made excellent use of various techniques, notably using realism and minimalism. Havard’s incorporation of mixed media, paint and resin has placed his unique style into a category known as Abstract Illusionism, as well as being compared to Art Brut-styled artistry. Critics have praised Havard’s work for his masterful manipulation of colors and paint, as well as his ability to evoke feelings of empathy and recognition of human emotion through his art. 

Havard’s works are included in the public collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, NM, the Los Angeles County Art Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, Sweden, among many others.


Painting: 18” x 12”

Custom Frame: 24.5” x 19”

$3,000.00 $4,200.00
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