This lovely original oil on canvas was executed by well listed artist Anthony Michael Autorino (1937-2015). Autorino is known for his painterly Impressionist works which feature a soft color palette. This painting is typical of the artist's oeuvre and depicts a young boy standing on a grassy knoll sprinkled with flowers. Much of the lower part of the canvas is white, suggesting the grass is growing at the top of a sand dune. The beachy locate is very much in keeping with one of the artist's favorite subjects, the Jersey Shore.
The young man is silhouetted against a rose tinted sky and stands with one hand resting on his knee as he regards the scene in front of him. The boy is dressed in a white shirt and blue pants with a red kerchief hanging from the back pocket. His pants are rolled up as are the sleeves of his shirt, suggesting warm weather, a feeling accentuated by the bright sunlight reflecting on his clothes.
The artwork has been professionally framed and is housed in a gilt wood frame accented by an ecru linen mat. The frame itself measures 28" by 23.75" and is securely wired at the back so the piece is ready to hang on receipt. As seen in photo 7, the painting is signed by the artist.
It is worth noting that Autorino's work has been included in the popular television show, Antiques Roadshow:
This charming Autorino oil painting displays beautifully and is well suited to many types of decor. A highly collectible and appealing piece.
Vintage Anthony Michael Autorino Impressionist Oil Painting Beach Scene