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Charles Wysocki (USA 1929-2002) ORIGINAL OIL! High prices (60K +) Sotheby's & Christies- 30 X 25 inch Highly Sought after Americana Painter!

Regular price $4,350.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $4,350.00 USD
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A lovely ORIGINAL oil by famous Americana painter Charles Wysocki (1929 - 2002). Lovely painting depicts young girl in a white lace trimmed dress, hat, and pantaloons. This work is a great example of his bright, whimsical rendering of scenes from everyday American rural life. His paintings are valued for his unique Americana primitive style that were rich with detail and emotion. Oil on hardboard subject displays little girl sweet expression while simultaneously proudly poised holding a book and ball (duality of play and learning). -Very collectible work by well listed painter who has high auction (upwards of $60,000-Christie's New York — Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver Sale Date Jan 24, 2020).

Subject: 'Young girl in a white lace trimmed dress, hat, and pantaloons'

Signature: Signed and titled lower right

Medium: Oil on hardboard

Size: c. 30 H x 25 W (inches) including frame 76.2cmX 63.5cm
28 1/2 H x 23 W (inches) site 71.12cm X 58.42cm

Condition: Overall very good no paint loss or damage (minor wear appropriate for age)

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About the artist: (Wikipedia):
Charles M. Wysocki, Jr. (November 16, 1928 – July 29, 2002) was an American painter, whose works depict a stylized version of American life of yesteryear. While some of his works show horseless carriages, most depict the horse and buggy era. Wysocki merchandised his art by putting it on greeting cards, calendars, jigsaw puzzles, mugs, popcorn tins, T-shirts and wallpaper.[1]


Boxes of Charles Wysocki jigsaw puzzles
Charles M. Wysocki, Jr., was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Charles M. Wysocki and Mary K. Wysocki. His father was born in Poland, while his mother was born in Kansas to Polish-born parents.[2]

At Cass Technical High School in Detroit he studied art. In 1950 while working in local art studios, he was drafted into the Army and spent his two-year hitch in West Germany. After his service he went to the Art Center School in Los Angeles under the G.I. Bill, where he studied to be a commercial illustrator. After working in that field in Detroit for four years, he returned to Los Angeles where he helped to form a freelance advertising agency.[3]

In 1960, he met Elizabeth G. Lawrence, an art graduate of UCLA,[4] whom he married on July 29 of that year in Los Angeles.[5] Through his wife, whose family were early settlers in the San Fernando Valley, Wysocki came to appreciate a simpler, more rural life than that of the big city. Together they made many trips to New England, which served to nurture his interest in early American folk art. For a while, he continued his lucrative commercial art work while developing his primitive art in his spare time. Eventually, though he devoted all of his attention to this new interest. His work was marketed and licensed by AMCAL, Inc. and for a time by the Greenwich Workshop, Ltd.[3]

His books include An American Celebration: The Art of Charles Wysocki.[6]

Works from his cat collection include Frederick the Literate, a mackerel tabby asleep on a book case.[7]

Although An American Celebration met with much success, Publishers Weekly dubbed him a faux naïve artist.[8][9]

He died a resident of Joshua Tree, California.[10] He was survived by his wife and their three children.[3