Great, modernist enamel on metal painting by Joseph Trippetti, c. 1950s-60s; approximately 9" x 7", mounted on wood and framed to about 11-1/2 x 9-3/4"; signed in enamel: "TRIPPETTI" lower right; fine condition.

Born in 1923, Joseph Trippetti who was trained as both an artist and silversmith, is best known for his work in enamels. He opened a studio in New Hampshire in 1951.  His work was inspired by medieval imagery he had seen in England while studying at  the Sheffiled School of Arts and Crafts in England. "Flattened, abstracted figures rendered in bold colors became recurring motifs in his work."  He later turned to cloisonné as his preferred method.  His work has won many prizes throughout his career and is part of the collections of the Wichita Center of the Arts; the Lowe Gallery, University of Miami, the Currier Museum of Art, the New Hampshire Historical Society, and the Long Beach Museum of Art.

From Painting with Fire, Masters of Enameling in America, 1930-1980 by Jazzar and Nelson.

SOLD (item #MSE001)


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