The Violin Maker by Robert Jules, circa 1945 is signed by the artist. He use of white bring this somewhat dark painting to life, and keeps your eye moving throughout the piece.
Mervin Jules (1912-1994) studied at the Art Students League. He exhibited at The World's Fair in NY(1939) Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art & Boston Museum of Art.
He taught at the Museum of Modern Art School & Smith College in 1940's.
The piece is 22" H X 26 W and the frame makes the piece 29"H X 33" W X 3" D