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Robert Wright Folk Art Acrylic Painting of a Bird

Item Details

Robert Wright (Pennsylvania, 1943 – 2006)
Untitled (bird with a worm)
Acrylic painting on fluorescent orange cardstock paper
Signed to the lower right

Born a seventh son of a seventh son, Robert Wright was deeply influenced by his Roman Catholic faith and local Pittsburgh neighborhoods. His paintings often highlight the South Side Pittsburgh slopes, religious motifs, faces and birds. He was a self-taught artist who exhibited at a few local Pittsburgh galleries and the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Wright never finished high school and eventually worked as a landscaper and a janitor at a daycare center. His mother, Catherine, fostered his artistic interests and he eventually found success with his work at a social service agency in Oakland. Wright’s work was championed by collector of folk and outsider art Pat McArdle.

Condition

- tear to edge of paper at upper left; handling wear and curled edges to sheet.

Dimensions

28.0" W x 22.0" H x 0.1" D

Item #

ITMG638779

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