International Art Auction

June 09 - 14, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 339
Fred Cuming (1930- )
  • Fred Cuming (1930- )
  • Fred Cuming (1930- )
  • Fred Cuming (1930- )

339

Fred Cuming (1930- ), British

THE STUDIO DOOR, 1986

Oil on masonite; signed lower right, titled to label verso
29 x 36 in — 73.7 x 91.4 cm

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $6,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Ken Howard in “The Artist Magazine,” July, 1985 comments on Cuming’s use of tone in his work: “Tone depends completely on how you pitch it. I haven’t got natural tonal pitch and therefore I have to constantly restate my light, dark and half tones until I get the effect I want. Fred Cuming however, is a very fine tonal painter and I believe he is one of the few men I have met with perfect tonal pitch. I have watched him working, and once he has set down his first tone he adjusts every other tone to it - and it seems to be right from the word go”

Provenance:

Jonleigh Gallery, Wonersh, UK;
From whom purchased by the present Private Collection, Toronto in June 1986;
Minton Fine Art,Toronto

Exhibited:

Minton Fine Art, Toronto, circa 1989