Richard Overstreet (American, 20th c.) Reclining Figure Pastel Painting
Brilliant original pastel painting by noted American artist Richard Overstreet.
A figure in a standing reclining position. From his "Bather" series c.1985.
Original pastel on paper. Dimensions 45" x 50". The maple frame measures 48" x 54".
Signed by the artist. Very good condition.
Richard Overstreet creates a world of ambiguities inhabited by shadowy figures. Details are obscured beneath layers of paint or are sketched in so lightly as to be almost imperceptible. Overstreet’s paintings are evocative more than descriptive, and focus less on the figures than the drama that results from their interaction within a given, yet purposely vague, situation.
An early painting by a very talented artist.