c1940s California Artist William Persona "Clown" Original  Oil Paintingc1940s California Artist William Persona "Clown" Original  Oil Paintingc1940s California Artist William Persona "Clown" Original  Oil Paintingc1940s California Artist William Persona "Clown" Original  Oil Paintingc1940s California Artist William Persona "Clown" Original  Oil Painting

Finely painted original oil painting by renowned California artist William Persona. Intricate detail, truly expressive eyes and face of the clown, wearing his old derby hat and lapel flower. This painting is oil on board, on versa still retains the artist's original label, with his address at 950 Glennyre, Laguna Beach, California. Housed in it's original wood frame with linen matting. There is slight crazing to the painting, no stains to the matting. Dates to circa 1940s.
In frame this charming artwork measures 18 1/2" x 14 1/2".

Biography: William Persona. Born in West Virginia in 1903. A painter, art teacher and cartoonist, William Persona (né William A. Parsons) studied in Chicago at the Academy of Fine Arts, and in the 1920s moved to Los Angeles to study at the Otis Art Institute.
Born in West Virginia on April 12, 1903. A painter, art teacher and cartoonist, William Persona (né William A. Parsons) studied in Chicago at the Academy of Fine Arts, and in the 1920s moved to Los Angeles to study at the Otis Art Institute. He was a cartoonist for the "Hollywood Citizen News" and an artist for the "Long Beach Telegram". He also created masks for motion picture studios and taught in the public schools in Los Angeles and Mexico.

A frequent traveler, Persona lived in Maui, Hawaii and in Australia where he worked for the "Sydney Daily" newspaper. Upon returning to Hollywood in the 1930s, he made props for the movie studios

Item ID: JWL06

c1940s California Artist William Persona "Clown" Original Oil Painting

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