Good condition. Minor scratches and wear throughout.
24″W x 28″H
Vintage mid century oil painting on board titled “Gloria” by Anthony Melnikas depicts a woman reclining and reading a book. This painting has fabulous texture with thick strokes of paint in tones of orange, green, teal. The loose lines give a dynamic quality to the composition.
About the Artist:
Anthony Melnikas (1927-2005) was born in Lithuania and lived most of his life in the United States. He served as a professor of Art History at the Ohio State University for 34 years. Melnikas is perhaps most notoriously known for a scandal involving the theft of 14th century documents from the Vatican library, in which he frequently had unsupervised access to over the span of 30 years. This scandal was an international one as Melnikas had smuggled multiple stolen pages across country lines. He was convicted in 1996 on eight charges involving six pages stolen from three different libraries.
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Owl by Nicodemus Pottery has a matte milky white finish with bits of brick red pottery peeking through. Round yellow eyes, a black beak, and black talons complete this design.
About the Artist: Chester Nicodemus (1901-1990) was a Columbus, Ohio potter, sculptor, and teacher known for his small clay birds, as well as other wildlife, teapots and pitchers. His pieces are recognizable as being produced with variously colored translucent glazes, which enhanced the redness of the high iron content of Ohio clay to create a russet brown undertone.
Nicodemus earned a degree from Cleveland Art School and then went on to teach at Dayton Art School and Wittenberg college. In 1932, he became dean at the Columbus College of Art and Design and later taught at Ohio State University and served as president of the Columbus Art League. All of Nicodemus' molds and glazes were destroyed upon his death at his request.
This owl is one of hundreds of pieces of ceramics that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.