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Horse and Tiger

Lawrence H. Lebduska (American, 1894–1966). Horse and Tiger, 1932–33. Oil on canvas, 22 x 24 inches (55.9 x 61 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Room of Contemporary Art Fund, 1942 (RCA1942:3). © 1932-1933 Estate of Lawrence H. Lebduska.

© Estate of Lawrence H. Lebduska

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© Estate of Lawrence H. Lebduska

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© Estate of Lawrence H. Lebduska

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Lawrence H. Lebduska

American, 1894-1966

Horse and Tiger, 1932-1933

oil on canvas

support: 22 x 24 inches (55.88 x 60.96 cm); framed: 23 1/16 x 25 5/16 x 1 3/4 inches (58.58 x 64.29 x 4.45 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Room of Contemporary Art Fund, 1942

RCA1942:3

More Details

Inscriptions

signature / lower right / L. H. Lebduska 32,33

Provenance

purchased from the Contemporary Arts Gallery, New York by the Albright Art Gallery, 1942

Class

Paintings

Work Type

Oil painting

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Lawrence Lebduska moved with his family from the United States to Germany when he was five years old. It was there that he began his art career, following in his father’s footsteps and studying the art of stained glass. In 1912, Lebduska returned to the United States, first settling in Baltimore and eventually making his way to New York, where he painted murals in a primitive style for the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression (1929–39). Lebduska loved nature, particularly horses, and many of his works feature animals situated in landscapes, including forests and jungles. Here, a black stallion and tiger are presented at odds—rearing up on their hind legs and baring their teeth. However, it is unclear which beast will emerge victorious from this encounter.

Label from Menagerie: Animals on View, March 11–June 4, 2017

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