1960s "To Market" Mexican Mother with Child and Infant ~ Oil on Canvas Painting ~ Excellent Condition.
Circa 1960s, this well-rendered painting was created by American artist, Amelia Darr.
It measures 12.5" wide x 14.5" high, with its frame, and the image view measures 7 3/4" wide x 10" high. It is in excellent condition with its original frame and it is signed by the artist in the lower left corner.
The title, "To Market," is noted on a piece of paper and taped to the upper back of the frame.
A woman walks with her young daughter, carrying a small infant strapped to her back as they head to town to do their shopping.
Note their bare feet. They both share the difficult burden of carrying a load...mother with heavy baskets and daughter with the young infant.
A weary, but determined, expression can be seen on their faces. The only one who appears to enjoy the travel is the youngster that bears no burden of responsibility, and interestingly, is the only one that looks out at the viewer.
This is such a wonderful painting with so much to examine, interpret and discuss.
Please note, the paint oils are rich and vibrant in color and cannot be fully appreciated in these photographic images.
About the Artist:
Amelia Darr was born in Washington, DC and began her art study at the age of ten. She studied extensively under Daniel Mistrik, an associate of Jerry Farnsworth, in Sarasota, North Truro and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Mrs. Darr relocated to Florida in 1957 and studied under Bernard Thomas, a mural painter. In 1959, she was awarded first prize in the Art Exhibit of the Women's Club in Boynton Beach. She received honorable mention in the Boca Raton Art Guild Exhibition of 1963 and an award of merit in the American Art League's Annual Representational Exhibition in 1964. Her works of art have been displayed by the Palm Beach Art Institute and the Artist's Guild of the Norton Gallery of Art. One of her paintings is hung in Flagler Museum of Palm Beach, Florida.