This 1935 Expressionist oil on canvas portrait entitled Portrait of Pearl is by Polish-born New York Expressionist Jennings Tofel (1891-1959). Tofel was a friend of Georgia O'Keefe and Alfred Stieglitz. He received an art grant to work in Paris in the 1920s. His work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Tofel is known for his allegorical, Expressionist figurative scenes. This painting is of the artist's wife.
1935 Oil on Canvas 30"x37.5" framed, 24"x30" unframed
Signed lower left. Framed in a contemporary wide-faced wood frame with an espresso finish. Excellent vintage condition.