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SMOKY BROWN(1919-2005) Original Self-Portrait on Found Board – Signed

$450.00
Self portrait of Ohio artist and local legend Smoky Brown captures his essence with a found board, complete with mounted paintbrush. A muted palette creates the visage of the artist with loose brush strokes and his classic folksy style. The white paint brush mounted to his hand is a nod to his affinity for using reclaimed and repurposed materials. Signed, and therefore titled, at the top of the piece in blue.
About the Artist:
Smoky Brown (1919-2005) was an enigmatic folk artist from Dayton, Ohio who valued art and service to his Columbus community. Larger than life, Smoky was a storyteller and wove his stories into his paintings. Smoky Brown created art because he enjoyed it, and did not pursue a larger platform past his regional recognition. He regularly played with materials and methodology due to necessity, but his inventiveness only fueled his process and drive.
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JEAN BRUNO LOUISIUS Original Acylic on Canvas Painting – Signed

$1,200.00
Vibrant, and full of life, a painting by Haitian born painter Jean Bruno Louisius(1952-). Developed later in his career, as told by the subject matter, Louisius' painting of Haitian market life is a high spirited love letter to his past in the form of visual art. Awash with complimentary colors, geometric and fluid shapes converge to build his active subject matter. This painting is signed by the artist in the lower right. About the Artist: Born January 18th, 1952 in southwestern Haiti, Jean Bruno Louisius had an interest in drawing, but made a living in carpentry. After moving to Port-au-Prince, Louisius developed an interest and discipline in painting. Initially painting landscapes, Louisius switched subject matter to Haitian daily life by 1982. This painting is just one of hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.