Pascin in NYCChristine I. Oaklander
Pascin was very active in an artists organization existing from 1917 through at least 1919 called The Penguin. This was pulled together by Walt Kuhn and included most of the younger modernist artists not affiliated with Steiglitz. I have a Pascin print of a Penguin dinner that is fabulous and the Archives of American Art has another. Pascin exhibited with the group as well as being part of an inner circle that organized costume balls and themed dinners and concerts that were highly Bohemian. I am writing an article on the Penguin that will appear in 2011 in the Archives of American Art Journal.
J. PascinLS Goldmann
I've also recently acquired a similar item - 8x10" oil on wood of wintry (apparently European) landscape, signed "J. Pascin". A pencil notation on the auction sticker on the rear implies it had been sold in 1974 for $40. The signature is different than the usual Pascin signatures on his watercolors, drawings and graphics, as the lettering is printed (vs script) and the initial "J." is included. I assume this may be attributable to the difficulty of writing in script using oils. As Pascin was not terribly collectible until relatively recently, I cannot see why anyone would have gone around faking his work, especially with such an uncharacteristic subject and medium. Would appreciate any information or advice.
jules pascinbg sanders
I have small oil painting on wood siigned J. Pascin. I noticed the postings from a Janice Jackson. Would like to compare signatures of the artist and discuss. Any other info that might help us both.
Jules Pascin in AmericaAlexander Boyle
I have a couple of landscapes by the artist, but find research difficult as the catalogue raisonne was composed mostly in France. It is a four edition work, but there has never been a significant amount of scholarship dedicated to his American works. Souther sources like the Telfair Museum have said he was in the Savannah area on and off from 1914 to 1917, but it really is detective work to uncover more information on his American phase. The archives of American art has his paperwork from Edith Halpert's Downtown Gallery available on-line. Read that and you know a heck of a lot about the artist.
I also have a painting of a J. Pascin signed in the left corner. It's landscape with a few people walking done the road. 6" by 8". Appears to be in his style, could this aslo be a "pay the rent" painting?
Jules PascinJanice Jackson
I have a small oil on board of what is a very pastoral scene but it is signed J. Pascin and the old lady that gave it to me prior to her death owned many fine pieces of art. She traveled extensively and collected art and antiques. I am sure believed it to be his signature. However, it is not his usual genre'. This I thought might be a "pay the rent" piece done early own.
Does anyone know if he ever did landscape scenes?
I would appreciate any information on what seems to be a very unique question about this man.