Edgar Yaeger (American; 1904-1997)
Untitled, mid-late 20th century
Gouache painting on paper
Signed to the lower right
Inscribed “Sketch for Children’s Library, Ford Grammar School, Highland Park, W.P.A. Art Project” to the lower right
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.
- heavy wear to edges of paper; pinholes to corners of paper due to previous mounting; graphite sketching to margins of paper; staining to margins of paper; billow to paper; surface wear present to painting; heavy toning to paper; creasing to corners of paper.