Peter Krasnow

Peter Krasnow

1886-1979
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The Ukrainian-born artist Peter Krasnow moved to Los Angeles from New York in 1922. After a period of focusing on wood sculpture, he returned to painting in 1944 and developed a light, colorful, even decorative mode of abstraction – partly as an antidote to the darkness and chaos of World War II and its aftermath. He drew upon the simple forms of folk art and carved his own frames in a deliberately “primitive” style.

K-3
Oil on board, 1949
36 1/2 x 53 1/4 inches
1991.016
Untitled
Oil on board, 1950
14 x 12 inches
Gift of Ruth and Murray Gribin
2001.010.090
Untitled
Oil on board, 1955
12 x 17 inches
Gift of Ruth and Murray Gribin
2001.010.096
Untitled
Oil on board, 1959
18 x 12 inches
Gift of Ruth and Murray Gribin
2001.010.091
Untitled
Oil on board, 1959
12 x 15 inches
Gift of Ruth and Murray Gribin
2001.010.097