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Artist:
Eugene Schoen (American, New York 1880–1957 New York)
Date:
ca. 1929
Medium:
Chestnut, Bakelite and bronze
Dimensions:
47 1/2 × 51 × 14 1/2 in. (120.7 × 129.5 × 36.8 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Robert and Meryl Meltzer Fund Gift, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.320
Not on view
Schoen went to Vienna in the early 1900s to study architecture with Otto Wagner and Josef Hoffmann and visited the 1925 Paris Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. His furniture designs reflect the influence of the French avant-garde style that predominated at the 1925 fair, but his inventive use of new materials such as Fabrikoid, Flexwood, and Monel in combination with more luxurious materials of the Art Deco period make the objects uniquely his own.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. "The 1920s: Age of the Metropolis," June 20–November 10, 1991, no. 569.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," May 16, 2000–January 7, extended to February 4, 2001, unnumbered cat. (p. 55).

Newport Beach, Calif. Orange County Museum of Art. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," May 25–August 19, 2001, unnumbered cat.

Flint, Mich. Flint Institute of Arts. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," September 14–December 16, 2001, unnumbered cat.

Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," January 11–April 7, 2002, unnumbered cat.

Charlotte, N. C. Mint Museum of Craft and Design. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," May 3–July 28, 2002, unnumbered cat.

Tulsa, Okla. Philbrook Museum of Art. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," August 23–November 17, 2002, unnumbered cat.

London. Victoria and Albert Museum. "Art Deco 1910–1939," March 27–July 20, 2003, unnumbered cat.

Toronto. Royal Ontario Museum. "Art Deco 1910–1939," September 15, 2003–January 4, 2004, unnumbered cat.

California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Art Deco 1910–1939," March 13–July 5, 2004, unnumbered cat.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "Art Deco 1910–1939," September 19, 2004–January 9, 2005, unnumbered cat.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Highlights from the Modern Design Collection: 1900–Present, Part II," May 23, 2011–July 1, 2012, no catalogue.

R. Craig Miller in "Twentieth Century Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1984–1985. New York, 1985, p. 60, ill.

Rosalind Pepall in The 1920s: Age of the Metropolis. Ed. Jean Clair. Exh. cat., Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Montreal, 1991, pp. 202, 602, no. 569, pl. 285, dates it 1929.



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Artist: Eugene Schoen (American, New York 1880–1957 New York) Date: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Medium: Variable mediums - archival material Accession: 1984.562.62-127 On view in:Not on view

Archives

Artist: Eugene Schoen (American, New York 1880–1957 New York) Date: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Medium: Variable mediums - archival material Accession: 1984.562.150-155 On view in:Not on view

Photographs

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