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Eduard Buk Ulreich (1889 – 1966) 
Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the lord is risen upon thee
24 x 20″ Gouache and watercolor mural study on paper
Original art deco frame
signed BUK lower left

This is probably the best art deco/ Works Project era painting I have ever owned. Buk was a noted WPA muralist who created murals at Radio City Music Hall and in many public buildings. I see traces of both Leger and Picasso here, personally love this painting. Especially like the juxtaposition of elephants and trees with protean distaff figures that remind me of iconic characters like Justice and Temperance. p.s. The biblical quote is from Isaiah.