HERES AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL VINTAGE 1964 MIDCENTURY ENAMEL-ON-COPPER PLAQUE / PAINTING BY CLEVELAND, OHIO / JERUSALEM, ISRAEL ARTIST HARVEY KLINEMAN 1937-? Please Note: Harvey Klineman entered this abstract enamel plaque in the 1964 Forty-Sixth Annual May Show at the Cleveland Museum of Art where it received a Jury Mention. To this end, this abstract enamel plaque is shown and described in the May 1964 Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art. As you can see from the photographs shown above, Klineman created what is really an enamel-on-copper abstract color-field collage-painting. He began with a heavy-gauge sheet of copper on which are layers of enameling, small pieces of copper cut-outs, textured surface areas, engraved areas into the coppers surface, and deliberately created areas of firescale.
Klineman mounted his enamel abstraction into a dark-stained wooden framework which is backed by a larger oak board that displays a number of worm holes and intentionally-created surface imperfections. For the realm of modern American enameling in the year 1964, Klineman was creating a cutting-edge artistic statement with this work.
It displays a highly idiosyncratic non-objective style that is far removed from what most enamelists were pursuing. The original vintage midcentury enamel-on-copper plaque / painting itself measures approximately seven inches (7) in height by eleven inches (11) in width. The outer dimensions of the oak board are approximately ten and five eighths inches (10 5/8) in height by eighteen and three quarters inches (18 3/4) in width. Signed on the backside with a series of original paper labels from the Cleveland Museum of Art, one of which provides Harvey Klineman as the artist and that the work was exhibited in the 1964 May Show. Condition: The enamel plaque itself is in excellent condition with only a small amount of age related dust and grime.
The black-stained wooden frame and larger oak board backing are in very good condition with some small scuffs and markings here and there. Please scroll down to read the artists biography about Harvey Klineman!
HARVEY KLINEMAN 1937- BIO Harvey Klineman was born in Cleveland, Ohio, where he learned at the Hebrew Academy and Yeshivath Adath Bnai Yisrael. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art (1955-59), he was trained in fine art as well as design and illustration. For the next two decades, Klineman worked as an independent artist is multiple disciplines, including illustration and advertising art, as well as drawing, painting, sculpture, and enameling. He had a solo exhibition of his enamels at the Art Corner Gallery in New York City in 1969. The Winter 1976 Cleveland Institute of Art Newsletter has Klineman and his wife living in the Carribean on Andros Island where he focused on his painting.
And according to Klinemans own LinkedIn web-page, from 1980 onward he made graphic design and illustration his primary focus, having worked for Feldheim Publishers (1984 1999) and operating his own studio. He has illustrated over 20 books for children, and designed and illustrated nearly 300 book jackets for Feldheim and other publishers. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and family.
LASTLY, SHOULD THE WORD "EAMES" BE USED IN THE SEARCH TITLE, IT IS THERE FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFERENCING THE MID-CENTURY TIME PERIOD OF THE 1940S THROUGH THE 1970S. 14 THIS ITEM IS BEING OFFERED BY DESIGN REFERENCES -- ESTABLISHED BY A FORMER ART MUSEUM CURATOR TURNED BOOKSELLER SPECIALIZING in OUT-OF-PRINT and PERIOD MATERIALS on the PROGRESSIVE IDEAS of MODERNISM and POST-MODERNISM in DECORATIVE ARTS and ARCHITECTURE, INDUSTRIAL and STUDIO ARTS of the 19TH & 20TH CENTURIES.
15 PLEASE -- NO REQUESTS FOR PHOTOCOPIES OF THIS ITEM. I DO NOT MAKE PHOTOCOPIES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. 16 AGAIN, COMMUNICATION IS KEY! 17 LASTLY -- WHEN OBSTACLES AND PROBLEMS LOOM LARGE AND YOU SEEM TO BE AT A STAND STILL, REMEMBER THAT EVEN A FALTERING STEP FORWARD IS BETTER THAN NO STEP AT ALL.The item "64 HARVEY KLINEMAN MODERN MIDCENTURY ABSTRACT ENAMEL COPPER ART PLAQUE PAINTING" is in sale since Friday, December 7, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Vintage, Retro, Mid-Century\1950s".
The seller is "singeldad" and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.