Walter Quirt

Walter Quirt- (1902-1968)

Best know for his work as a Social Surrealist in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s, he was also an important influence on the proto Abstract Expressionists. Although his work is found in public collections across the country including the NYMoMA, Smithsonian, The Whitney and deYoung Museum his work has been overlooked by the art world at large. There has been a growing public interest in his work after the rediscovery of his estate in 2014.

Separate Worlds 1942 Oil on Canvas 40 x 48 inches
Separate Worlds 1942 Oil on Canvas 40 x 48 inches

 

Natures' Children 1942 Oil on Canvas 40 x 48 inches
Natures’ Children 1942 Oil on Canvas 40 x 48 inches

 

Shipwrecked 1943 Oil on Canvas 40 x 48 inches
Shipwrecked 1943 Oil on Canvas 40 x 48 inches

 

The Crucified 1943 Oil on Canvas 30x50 inches
The Crucified 1943 Oil on Canvas 30 x 50 inches

 

Compulsion to Anger 1944 Oil on Canvas 30 x 50 inches
Compulsion to Anger 1944 Oil on Canvas 30  x 50 inches

 

The Damned 1944 Oil on Canvas 33 x 34 inches
The Damned 1944 Oil on Canvas 33 x 34 inches

 

How The Rabbit Lost Its Life 1944 Oil on Canvas inches
How The Rabbit Lost Its Life 1944 Oil on Canvas 40 x 48 inches

 

Untitled (Head) c.1947 Oil on Canvas 8 x 10 inches
Untitled (Head) c.1947 Oil on Canvas 8 x 10 inches

 

Untitled c. 1948 Oil on Canvas on board 19 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches
Untitled c. 1948 Oil on Canvas on board 19 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches

 

Head 1948 Oil on Canvas 26 x 22 inches
Head 1948 Oil on Canvas 26 x 22 inches

 

Woman with Bare Feet 1953 Oil on Canvas 38 x 26 inches
Woman with Bare Feet 1953 Oil on Canvas 38 x 26 inches

 

 

 

One Figure 1958-60 Oil on Canvas 41 x 66 inches
One Figure 1958-60 Oil on Canvas 41 x 66 inches