Oil on canvas painting, the subject a ranchette of the Southwest, likely Arizona, 16" by 20" (24" by 28" framed), signed at lower right corner in the paint by the noted, well-listed American impressionist plein air painter (and National Academician) PAUL STRISIK (1918-1998). The artist was born in Brooklyn and received art training at the Art Students League with Frank Vincent DuMond in the late 1940's. By 1955 he had settled in Rockport, Massachusetts, becoming a fixture in the active art scene there. Strisik for many years operated a gallery in Rockport. He maintained a second home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The artist traveled far and wide, painting in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Most works are in oil but watercolors were also part of his body of work. Strisik published a number of "how-to" painting books, and he influenced many younger artists. He was featured in many publications, such as Southwest Art. This painting was obtained from the wife of the artist by a prominent Maine gallery. (I will include paperwork attesting to that). The work is in excellent condition.
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