Sam Freid, Hawks over Appomattox

June 24, 1955
Pastel on paper
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Museum purchase with funds generously provided by Patricia Stark Feinstein, 2019
18 x 24 in.

Freid was exhibiting abstract oils and gouaches by the early 1950s; this pastel, with its allover swirls of agitated lines and colors, fully embraces Abstract Expressionism. Referring to the Civil War, it may be an outgrowth of The Barbarianism of Nazis, a film Freid created with his wife and frequent collaborator, Hilda Berger Freid. It interspersed war department footage with his pastel depictions of the brutalities of the war.

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