Circa 1930s abstract oil painting.
Basil Marros, (1897-1954), was of Greek decent and moved from his home country to the United States where he settle in San Francisco, CA in 1916.
In 1921 Marros accepted a scholarship at the Art Students League. In 1924 Marros departed for Paris to study art with the French moderists of the time. By 1930 Marros was back in the USA and exhibiting in New York as well as in San Francisco.
In 1940 Marros exhinited with Ad Reinhardt and Louise Nevelson at the New York World’s Fair. Marros was also part of a select group of artist to exhibit at a small display and event location in Berkeley, CA with other artists and preformers like Zahara Schatz, Man Ray, David Park, Elmer Bischoff, and Dave Brubeck.
Marros died in 1954 and his works are hard to acquire. This small oil painting is a wonderful example of early American abstraction and was purchased out the the estate of a family of Greek descent in Berkely, CA along with works by fellow Greek artist Jean Varda.
Oil on artist’sm board.
Measures 7 inches x 7.5 inches sight size, and 15″ x 15″ x 1.5″ overall with frame.
House in a contemporary frame under UV plexiglass.