This is nice portrait of a young woman in chair. Signed, Barta ’22. On the verso is a portrait of a older woman signed Barta, ’22. This is the canvas only without stretcher bars. The paintings look good but would need some cleaning, touchups and varnish to perfect. Will make a great piece of art once restored and framed or to be enjoyed as it is. You will have the choice of two different sides or have it framed to be seen from both sides. This is the information given to me orally at an art collectors estate sale. At an early age, Alvin Barta would sit in the Denver train station and paint quick portraits of people to make extra money for his family. As he grew older he was known to travel to Albuquerque and other Western states to apply the same trade to make a living. This was left over from people who had to rush off to catch a connecting train or did not pay. For whatever reason it was kept. This will make a great conversational piece and part of history. This canvas measures about 17-1/2 inches wide and 21-1/4 inches tall.
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Rough Cut Canvas Only Alvin Barta (1902-1978), 1920’s Figural Portraits of Women Oil Paintings on Canvas Signed by Colorado Artist