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    Sale 5444

    Town & Country Perspectives - The Charles Plante Collection

    4 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 563

    George Wettling (American, 1907-1968)

    Still life of a plant, abstract

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    George Wettling (American, 1907-1968)
    Still life of a plant, abstract
    signed 'GEO. WETTLING' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    12 x 9 1/8 in. (30.5 x 23.3 cm.)

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    George Wettling (1907-1968) was an American jazz drummer who played with many of the great big bands during that era, such as Artie Shaw, Bunny Berigan and Paul Whiteman.

    Towards the end of his life, Wettling took up painting and was greatly influenced by the American cubist Stuart Davis (d.1964). Davis commented of Wettling that "jazz drumming and abstract painting seemed different from him only from the point of view of craftsmanship; in both fields he felt rhythm to be decisive". (Joachim E Berendt, 1976, The Jazz Book, p.286.)

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