An early original oil painting on canvas by well-listed Abstract Expressionist artist Jack Meanwell (1919 – 2005). This piece was likely accomplished during his student years. It features a still life of three bloomed sunflowers and one closed sunflower centered on a black and gray background. The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1940 to the verso. The painting is not framed or matted, awaiting your choice of presentation. This is a wonderful representation of Meanwell's early talent, and the colors are just beautiful.
Jack Meanwell (1919 – 2005) is a renowned Cincinnati artist who painted in a wide spectrum from realism to abstract expressionist art. He was well-known for his dramatic, abstract landscapes painted in bright colors and bold strokes, and his dynamic gestural figure drawings. Meanwell was born in Windsor, Canada, and taught at the Cincinnati Art Academy for over twenty five years. He holds a special place among collected Cincinnati painters. Meanwell is often associated and comparable to fellow Cincinnati painter and abstract expressionist, Paul Chidlaw (1900 – 1989). Their works exhibited together in 2010 at the Mary Ran Gallery, in an exhibit called “Paul Chidlaw and Jack Meanwell – Battle of the Abstract Expressionists.”
The canvas is 16" by 20".
Condition: there is a small bit of blue paint in the lower right corner, and the work needs a frame, as noted. There is wear on the outer edges of the canvas as well, but it is slight.
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