''Spring Around The Corner'', melting snow on dunes along the Lake Michigan shoreline, signed lower right: J. Tomanek, titled on the frame plaque, oil on canvas, 30'' H x 36'' W, est: $4000/6000
Exhibited: Bohemian Art Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL, "Membership Exhibition", Mandel Brothers Art Galleries, September 2-27, 1952, no. 26. Literature: Chicago Daily Tribune, January 24, 1952, ''Exhibit of Art by Chicagoans Is Rewarding'' by Eleanor Jewett, notes that the painting titled ''Spring Around the Corner'' was awarded the Painters and Sculptors Gold Medal. Provenance: through descent to present owner, Private Collection, Torrance, CA
Visual: Generally good condition. Craquelure scattered throughout, concentrated mainly in the blue pigments of the sky and water. Stretcher bar creases along the left and upper edges. A small line of paint loss upper right. An exhibition number sticker on the canvas lower left: 26. Drips of residue down the center of the painting. A flake of paint loss lower center. A tiny fleck of paint loss lower right. Blacklight: A 1.25'' x 3'' area of touch-up left center with corresponding patch verso.