Selected Artists
 
Guy Pène du Bois (1884-1958)

"Four Arts Ball" 1929

Owner: The Smart Museum of Art
Chicago, Illinois
           

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In his painting, Guy Pène du Bois (1884­1958) presented witty and mocking views of New York society. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Pène du Bois showed a talent for drawing during high school and in 1899 enrolled in the New York School of Art, where his teacher was William Merritt Chase. He later trained with Robert Henri. Pène du Bois went to Paris in 1905, where one of his paintings was shown in the Salon, He returned to New York and found a job as an illustrator and as a music and art critic for the New York American. He was an early supporter, showed several canvases, and helped organize the 1913 Armory Show. His style was dominated by simplified and stylized figures, depicted with a laconic eye and sharp awareness of the pomposity and artifice of social encounters.
           
           


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