John Egner My Pride 1982 Signed Contemporary Abstract Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Sale price$7,500.00


A dynamic abstract acrylic painting on canvas titled "My Pride" by Detroit artist John Egner (1940-2021). Signed on the verso, titled, and dated 1982. Bold expressionistic brushstrokes create a marvelous modern or contemporary statement. Dimensions: 74"w x 1.75"d x 82"h (framed). In very good vintage condition. 

John Egner (1940-2021) was a Yale graduate and studied under influential artists such as Frank Stella, Jack Tworkov, and Al Held. He set up a studio in the cavernous old automobile Convention Hall that backed up to the Vernor’s Ginger Ale plant, and other artists followed. He was a luminary of the burgeoning art, poetry, and music scene that rocketed out of Detroit 1960s civil rights movements and ’67 race riot, and his impact can still be heard and felt through the myriad people he taught and connected with over the years. Egner was a professor at Wayne State University for 21 years, and was a seminal figure in Detroit’s Cass Corridor art scene of the 1960s and 70s. In 1978 he was one of 10 "Young American Artists" in the Exxon National Exhibition at the Guggenheim in New York City. Egner’s work is part of several museum and private collections, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, and Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. 

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