🔥 Antique WPA New Deal Southern Folk Art Oil Painting, Fishing Boy & Dog 1930s For Sale
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🔥 Antique WPA New Deal Southern Folk Art Oil Painting, Fishing Boy & Dog 1930s:
This is a wonderful and charmingAntique WPA New Deal American Folk Art Oil Painting on canvas, depicting a young towheaded blonde boy and his dog, as the boy sits along a river with his homemade fishing pole and eats a hotdog sandwich, while holding a glass bottle of Coca Cola in his right hand. In the background, a bucolic American landscape is seen, with the boy's small home visible over his left shoulder to the right of the scene. A mischievous terrier tugs at the boy's shoelaces, and the central figure smiles and looks hopefully upward, revealing a missing front tooth. His denim coveralls reveal holes and stains, and a can of worms is visible on the riverbank next to him. This artwork likely dates to the 1930's during the Great Depression and reveals the simple joys that Americans could experience during nationwide poverty. Signed: "T. Sapho" in the lower right corner. I could not find any information on this artist, and the surname is very obscure. The highest concentration of Sapho families were in Mississippi during this time, and I suspect that this artwork originated down South. This painter was clearly a skilled New Deal Program WPA artist based on the muralist style and color palette of this work. This scene is very reminiscent of Norman Rockwell, who was painting similar scenes of Americana during this time. Approximately 22 1/4 x 28 1/4 inches (including frame.) Actual artwork is approximately 18 x 24 inches. Good condition for age, with some light scuffing and scratches to the painted canvas. Additionally, the gilded frame was moderate edge wear, scuffing and corner separation (please see photos.) Acquired in Los Angeles County, California. If you like what you see, I encourage you to make an Offer. Please check out my other listings for more wonderful and unique artworks!