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Robert Wright Folk Art Acrylic Painting, Late 20th Century

Item Details

Robert Wright (Pennsylvania, 1943 – 2006)
Untitled, late 20th century
Acrylic painting on cardboard
Signed to 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.

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Condition

- staining and dust accretions to surface; punctures throughout the composition; minor abrasions throughout the composition; wear to cardboard; tears and damage to cardboard to lower right; water damage, staining, and punctures to verso.

Dimensions

40.25" W x 48.0" H x 0.25" D

Item #

ITMG881908

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