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Robert Wright Folk Art Acrylic Paintings

Item Details

Robert Wright (Pennsylvania, 1943 – 2006)
Untitled
Three acrylic paintings on limestone
Signed to each

Provenance
From the collection of P.J. McArdle

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.

  • Please note, this item is highly fragile and/or requires custom packing. Additional handling time should be expected.

Condition

- rough and uneven edges.

Dimensions

13.5" W x 4.5" H x 0.25" D

Item #

ITMGC99292

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