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The exhibition at Andrew Edlin Gallery will consist largely of paintings by unknown artists. John Shust was a Ukrainian immigrant who lived in a shed on a property outside of Fleischmanns, New York. Arriving in the early 1940’s Shust went into town some weekends to sell small paintings at the market. Danska found three of his paintings at a local antiques center in 1995. One is of a panorama of the Takansee Hotel, a well-known turn of the century area resort. Another is thought to depict the art decco lobby of a building at the 1939 World’s Fair.

Two paintings by Theodore Haupt (1902-1990) are also part of the collection. Haupt illustrated 45 covers for New Yorker Magazine from 1927-1933 and had dealers in New York including Duveen-Graham in the 1950’s. These works (one of a crowded subway car -the other of two milliners at work) display a colorful, active cubist style with a satirical bent, and are unique examples of Modernist painting.

The exhibition at Andrew Edlin Gallery will consist largely of paintings by unknown artists. John Shust was a Ukrainian immigrant who lived in a shed on a property outside of Fleischmanns, New York. Arriving in the early 1940’s Shust went into town some weekends to sell small paintings at the market. Danska found three of his paintings at a local antiques center in 1995. One is of a panorama of the Takansee Hotel, a well-known turn of the century area resort. Another is thought to depict the art decco lobby of a building at the 1939 World’s Fair.

Two paintings by Theodore Haupt (1902-1990) are also part of the collection. Haupt illustrated 45 covers for New Yorker Magazine from 1927-1933 and had dealers in New York including Duveen-Graham in the 1950’s. These works (one of a crowded subway car -the other of two milliners at work) display a colorful, active cubist style with a satirical bent, and are unique examples of Modernist painting.

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