Tom Bostelle (American; 1921-2005) "Mother and Child" ; Oil on Board, ca. 1960's.
Pennsylvania artist Tom Bostelle is known for his interesting modernist portraits. This one is no exception. Though small in size, it demonstrates a great amount of artistic achievement. The subjects may be of American Indian heritage. Working with a tall vertical format, Bostelle highlights their stature and dress. The paint application to the mother's dress is masterful. The sitter's expressions are sweet, but stylized. The oil on board measures 4 3/4" x 8 3/4" and with its original modernist period frame, 10 1/4" x 14 1/2". Both painting and frame are in very good condition.
American Modernist Portrait, Mother and Child, by Tom Bostelle, ca. 1960's