Abstraction

(1870-1937)

Size: 11 x 13 1/4 inches (27.9 x 33.7 cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas laid on panel
Signed lower right: Hugh H. Breckenridge
Why We Love It

Breckenridge was a leading proponent of Modernism and as an influential instructor, helped introduce it into the curriculum at PAFA. He explored a variety of styles throughout his career, and this late work demonstrates how fluidly he adopted the language of abstraction. The playful orchestration of vibrant color harmonies also reveals Breckenridge’s lifelong fascination with the theory of color.

The Value

Breckenridge’s abstract paintings are some of his best and also quite rare. The vibrant color and dynamic composition of this example are the qualities most sought by collectors of his abstract works. The perfect condition and excellent provenance add to the rarity and quality of the work, making it an excellent opportunity to own a painting by this important early American modernist.