Pastel, acrylic, and mixed media
Dark toned modern abstract pastel drawing by Texas-born artist Eugene Massin. The work features a small city or village tucked away behind green foliage. Signed in front lower left corner. Currently hung in a natural wood frame
Eugene Massin was born in Galveston, TX in 1920. As a young man, he enlisted in the Army during WWII, but before shipping overseas, he was sent to South Carolina to have eye surgery. There he met and married Helen, who worked at the hospital. After recovering, he shipped out and didn't return to the States until his son, Barry, was 2 years old. Upon his return, he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago as well as the University of Chicago where he received his B.F.A. in 1948. He went on to receive his M. F. A in 1949 at the Escuela Univ. Bellas Artes in Mexico and became the 1st assistant to the renowned Mexican muralist David Alfara Sequieros. After various teaching assignments and studies took him to the Far East, Europe and South American, Gene moved to South Florida and was a professor of painting at the University of Miami from 1956 until 1985. Known most notably for is work with acrylic sheets, he was shown in a wide variety of galleries throughout the country during the 1950s-1970s. He passed away in 2003 in Florida were he had made his home.
Dimensions With Frame
H 17 in x W 21 in x D 0.5 in
Dimensions Without Frame
H 9 in. x W 12 in.