Creating a gallery wall in your home? Add this powerful, original acrylic painting by folk artist Robert Wright (1943-2006). His work encompassed urban scenes, religious motifs, faces and birds. Much of his work, considered outsider art, brings emotion and intensity with his color choices and bold brush strokes.
Matted and framed, this abstract portrait on paper is ready to hang. Signed by artist; dated to the late 20th century. Highly collectible.
About the artist:
Born a seventh son of a seventh son, Robert Wright was deeply influenced by his Roman Catholic faith and local Pittsburgh neighborhoods. His paintings often highlight the South Side Pittsburgh slopes, religious motifs, faces and birds. He was a self-taught artist who exhibited at a few local Pittsburgh galleries and the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Wright never finished high school and eventually worked as a landscaper and a janitor at a daycare center. His mother, Catherine, fostered his artistic interests and he eventually found success with his work at a social service agency in Oakland.
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- ONE original acrylic folk art portrait painting with art and wooden frame (as shown)
Good condition with overall wear consistent with age and use. Minor warping to paper present. Dust, residue and wear to glass and frame present. Dated to the late 20th century. Signed by artist.
- Materials: paper, paint, wood, wire
- Color: medium brown wood frame, bold colors, cream mat