A 1959 oil painting on canvas titled Colored Stripes by listed American artist Edgar Yaeger (1904 – 1997). The abstract geometric painting features richly colored diagonal rays, beginning at each side, and meeting at an implied vertical line down the center of the composition. A yellow and black circle to the upper center provides contrast to the straight lines. The work is signed and dated to the lower right, and a label indicating the title is attached to the verso. The stretched canvas is presented unframed.
Known for his modern abstract style and his WPA murals of the Depression era, Yaeger was influenced by European modernists such as Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso and Giorgio de Chirico. Yaeger’s work has been exhibited at many institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Corcoran Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, among others.
- areas of craquelure to the upper edge. Wear to edges of canvas. Accretion throughout.