Le Papillon
c. 1946
12.25" x 16.25"
Mixed Media, Works on Paper, Watercolor, gouache, and chalk on paper
Signed lower right

About the Artist
(1905 - 1988)
Perle Fine was born in Boston in 1905, but moved to New York City in her teens to study at the Art Students League. By the 1930s she had developed a distinctly abstract style. In the early 1940s, Fine was one of the very few women promoted by Hilla Rebay and the Guggenheim Museum. Greatly influenced by Hans Hoffman, whose studio at one point was located across from her own, Fine employed his method of dissecting Cubism into its formal components in order to navigate her geometric abstractions.