William Majors Abstract Composition
William Majors (1930-1982)
Abstract Composition, 1958
oil on board
18 x 26 inches
This is a fine example of Majors' early abstraction. Harriet Warkel writes about his early work (prior to 1960 when he traveled to Europe): "...landscapes in which he often concentrates on a specific form in nature such as a tree trunk." "Majors preferred to suggest rather define his themes, supplying only the essential elements and leaving the rest to the viewer." (A Shared Heritage, Art by Four African Americans , p. 100). She continued to say that while Majors' work in the 1950s revealed an affinity toward Abstract Expressionism, his imagery, rather than being derived from the unconscious, was rooted in natural elements. This untitled work is clearly founded in a natural setting, while it could not exactly be described as a landscape.
Provenance:Betty Joan Owsley to private collection, Indianapolis, IN
Generally good condition. No holes, tears, or abrasions. No retouch. Framed.
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