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Gar Sparks

 (1888 - 1954)
Gar Sparks was active/lived in New Jersey.  Gar Sparks is known for Visionary figure in landscape painting.

Biography   Gar Sparks

The story of Gar Sparks is unique.  He is a key figure in American Modern art; but because of his peculiar path in life, he is nearly unknown.  In 1913 Sparks was studying at the Art Students' League in New York.  Sparks needed a job so he applied, and was given a position as a salesman at the Armory Show.  He was the top seller at the show with a grand total of $45,000, including Marcel Duchamp's "Nude Descending a Staircase".  This sale gave Sparks a well-earned connection to Duchamp, which became central to Sparks' late art career.

After WWI there are several stories about why Sparks left painting as a career, but all that can be sure is that in order to earn a living he opened a string of candy sto   ...  Displaying 750 of 6114 characters.

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Surrealist Waterfront, 1948
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