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Parlor Scene

early 20th century
23 x 27 in. (58.42 x 68.58 cm)

Hazel Guggenheim King-Farlow (aka Hazel McKinley) (New York, NY, 1903 - 1995, New Orleans, LA) Artist

Object Type: Painting
Medium and Support: oil on canvas
Credit Line: Gift of Hazel Guggenheim King-Farlow in memory of Bob Greenwood
Accession Number: 2016.230

Web Notes
Parlor Scene is by New Orleans artist Hazel King-Farlow, the youngest sister of famed art collector Peggy Guggenheim and the niece of Solomon Guggenheim, of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Though undated, it can be assumed that Parlor Scene was painted during King-Farlow’s experimentations with surrealism post-1930.

Although her work never reached such levels of prestige, McKinley was a respected figure in the avant-garde art world of the 20th century, and proved to be a formidable collector, trader, artist, and socialite in her own regard.

King-Farlow attended classes at Newcomb College while she was in her 80’s, and her generosity in donations of both collected and original works, including Parlor Scene, to the Newcomb Art Department anchored her as a valuable, storied, and eccentric member of the New Orleans art community for decades.

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