In this example he depicts various characters with a focus on their noses. He captures his rendition of actors José Ferrer and Jimmy Durante. Two prominent actors known for their distinguished noses.
All done on individual paper sheets laid onto paper board. The painting with the Sterling Strauser Estate stamp on verso. Condition: The artwork with ripples in the laid down sheets.
Left corner appears to be cut or as produced by the artist. Circa 1940s 50s in age. Justin McCarthy (1891 - 1977). Born in Weatherly, Pennsylvania, he produced hundreds of drawings and paintings in asymmetrical composition, exaggerated drawing and unnatural colors.His subjects ranged from American history -- Washington crossing the Delaware-- to abstract to still life and figure. His early life was plagued with sadness that included the death of his father and brother and flunking out of the University of Pennsylvania law school.
From 1915 to 1920, he was in a mental institution and began to paint. From then on he lived and painted at the family home in Weatherly. He was discovered in 1960 by artist Sterling Strausser. The item "Pennsylvania Naive Art Painting By Justin McCarthy.
Sterling Strauser Collection" is in sale since Monday, December 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".
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