Louis Spiegel (Ohio, 1901 – 1975)
Untitled (clown portrait), mid to late 20th century
Oil on canvas board
Signed to lower right
Spiegel was quoted as saying, “I don’t just paint the clown, I paint the soul. Sometimes I wonder, who’s the clown, him or me? I think what I love about this fellow is that he knows himself for what he is.”
- accretion and yellowing across painting.
- measures frame.