Fabulous Folk Art Watercolor Portrait by A. Romano

Fabulous Folk Art Watercolor Portrait by A. Romano
Fabulous Folk Art Watercolor Portrait by A. Romano
Fabulous Folk Art Watercolor Portrait by A. Romano
Fabulous Folk Art Watercolor Portrait by A. Romano
Fabulous Folk Art Watercolor Portrait by A. Romano

Fabulous Folk Art Watercolor Portrait by A. Romano
Outstanding original watercolor portrait of tough looking African American enforcer/ protector from the early 1900s. Marked, Johnson/ I protect the/ POOR/ A. Fantastic composition, colors and content. A great looking image. As is typical of Romano’s work, the art is done on the inside of the original cardboard backing to an original 1910 frame, in which the art is presented. One of his best works with a strong portrait. Please note that photos are taken through glass – it looks even better in person. Primitive modernist, Antonio Romano, is a classically trained artist with ancestral roots dating back five generations, who developed a distinctive style combining modernism and narrative folk art, with an aura of surrealism and mystery. The influence of Man Ray, Giorgio De Chirico, the Italian Futurists, Paul Delvaux and Rene Magritte is acknowledged, but Romano has assimilated their influence and gone his own way to create stunning and provocative primitive modernist paintings that are carefully and skillfully conceived, designed and executed. Incorporating narrative folk artwork referencing American landscapes, scenes of historic action, or folk portraits of American Indians, soldiers and rogues, Romano is drawn to figurative reinterpretation of historic scenes and art of the past. A Fresco artist, Antonio Romano has a style that is reminiscent of a bygone era — influenced by the use of colors from that time as well as its imagery. His background as a fresco painter informs his unique contemporary style. Romano works with inks and dyes, often of his own formula, and with emulsions that he has created over the years, handed down by his ancestors. He applies his fresco and inks to the backsides of found canvases and discarded paintings that absorb his intricate layering of inks and images that transform the color palette giving the work a patina that communicates age and a modern sense of history. Romano was part of the emerging New York City art scene in the 1980s. He has done frescoes for the ceiling and walls of St. Marys Cathedral in Albany, Our Lady of Pompeii in Greenwich Village, and he designed the restaurant, Bella Blu Ristorante in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York where his frescos still hang on the walls. His works have been shown in several exhibitions including Art Port Gallery, New York, Mary Boone, New York, and John Sullivan Gallery, New York. Size: Frame is about 10″ x 15″. Please note, I replaced the older bent nails when cleaning the glass. Please use photos and description to determine condition. Thanks for your business. The item “Fabulous Folk Art Watercolor Portrait by A. Romano” is in sale since Thursday, April 25, 2019. This item is in the category “Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art”. The seller is “millerzt” and is located in Bella Vista, Arkansas. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Size: Medium (up to 36in.)
  • Region of Origin: US, Non-specific region
  • Artist: Antonio Romano
  • Style: Folk Art
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Material: Watercolor on cardboard
  • Date of Creation: 1970-1989
  • Type: Paintings
  • Features: Framed
  • Width (Inches): 10
  • Color: Multi-Color
  • Subject: Portrait
  • Originality: Original
  • Height (Inches): 14.5

Fabulous Folk Art Watercolor Portrait by A. Romano

Fabulous Americana Folk Art Antique 19th Century Oil Painted Head Cloth Rag Girl

Fabulous Americana Folk Art Antique 19th Century Oil Painted Head Cloth Rag Girl
Fabulous Americana Folk Art Antique 19th Century Oil Painted Head Cloth Rag Girl
Fabulous Americana Folk Art Antique 19th Century Oil Painted Head Cloth Rag Girl
Fabulous Americana Folk Art Antique 19th Century Oil Painted Head Cloth Rag Girl
Fabulous Americana Folk Art Antique 19th Century Oil Painted Head Cloth Rag Girl

Fabulous Americana Folk Art Antique 19th Century Oil Painted Head Cloth Rag Girl
This is a Fabulous Americana Folk Art Antique 19th Century Oil Painted Head Cloth Rag Girl Doll in Calico Dress 28 Inch. I have had a few of these Americana folk art painted head cloth rag dolls over the years and I always marvel at the beautiful rendering of the hand painted facial features, hair, hands, feet and eyes that give these gals such a distinct glow about them. This tall 28 inch doll was beautifully made from cotton muslin, and rag/cotton/something-crunchy stuffed. Her folk art hand painting continues to her neck and upper torso. She was treadle machine sewn and hand stitched. She has mitt hands with opposing thumb, well defined fingers and toes, a well proportioned body (one arm a little longer than the other), jointed at the hip, knee and shoulders so she can sit, and she has some aging, staining and wear to the fabric as you would expect of an antique cloth doll. The shoulders have some restitching/repair work. Her oil painted face and hair were hand painted and beautifully rendered. The whites of her eyes were never painted. There is some wear to the paint and three fabric splits (one to the left eye and two to the chin). Along with her blue eyes, she has a realistically painted nose, flesh color skin, delightfully smiling heart shaped mouth, bright rosy cheeks and a molded chin achieved through sewn darts. Her facial structure fabric was gathered around the top of the head, and dark blond brush-stroke painted curls define the hair. The pink and white print calico dress is not original that I know of, but fits her very well. It was treadle machine sewn the wrist cuffs have been pinned to fit the wrist better so that her hands can be viewed. She has no underthings, but wears a white lace trimmed dimity apron so that her waist and form are defined. I always marvel at the hand painting and like to think that artists or itinerant artists possibly painted the heads for these dolls. They look so much like portraiture of the period. More photos are available upon request. LAWAWAY OFFERED, PLEASE INQUIRE. LAYAWAY AVAILABLE, PLEASE ASK. The item “Fabulous Americana Folk Art Antique 19th Century Oil Painted Head Cloth Rag Girl” is in sale since Sunday, July 14, 2019. This item is in the category “Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Cloth”. The seller is “truessence” and is located in Springfield, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Material: Cloth
  • Doll Size: 28 in
  • Features: Antique
  • Hair Color: brown
  • Featured Refinements: Rag Doll

Fabulous Americana Folk Art Antique 19th Century Oil Painted Head Cloth Rag Girl