A brightly colored painting of a circus ringmaster in the Big Top tent performing tricks with two bears. A modern folksy style painting, showing post war playfulness and color that was just coming into fashion. Framed. Tarty's work is in the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY).
MAKER Alias: Vincent Tarty (Spanish, 1923-93)
MARKS Signed (lower left): Tarty. Label (on reverse): Circus Act/ with Bears/ oil by/ Vincent Tarty/ Roma-Italy/ 1952.
DATE Dated 1952
DIMENSIONS Width 23 Depth 2 Height 21 in. Sight: Width 16 Height 14 in.