Eugene Max Massin

"House of Charleston" Modern Abstract Landscape Painting of a Victorian House 1951



Gouache on paper


Modern abstract landscape painting by Texas-born artist Eugene Massin titled "House of Charleston." The work features a central loosely rendered Victorian style house with subtle accents of yellow and pink. Signed and dated by the artist in the front lower left corner. Currently hung in a wooden frame with a light green matting.

Artist Biography

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 32.5 in x W 20 in x D 1.5 in

Dimensions Without Frame

H 19 in. x W 9 in.