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Sharon Mohler Dimensional Mixed Media Painting "Alan and Poe"

Item Details

Sharon M. Mohler (American, 20th/21st century)
Alan and Poe, late 20th century
Acrylic painting on board and painted wax figures
Signed “S.M. Mohler” to lower right

‘I have been an artist all of my life, but I am self taught. I’ve never been to art school. Years ago, when my children were young (I have four), I supported us by drawing or painting anything that I could sell. I had cards made that simply said ‘S.M. Mohler, Artist.’ All winter I would paint the things that I knew, wild flowers, birds, etc., on anything that would take the paint (no money for canvas, paper or frames). In the summer I sold them at fairs and festivals, where I passed out my cards. People would call me and ask if I could paint this or that, and I would always say ‘Yes I can.’ Then I would learn to do it. This was my art training. If I failed there was no one to give me a bad grade. If I failed, I didn’t get paid. This meant no money for food, electricity or new shoes for somebody in the house. I had some really strange assignments, but I always figured out how to do it and got paid. I lived in NE Ohio. I exhibited work in Summit, Stark and Portage Counties there. I moved to Yellow Springs in SE Ohio 12 years ago. Since that time, I have continually exhibited and sold my work.’
- biography from the artist’s website.

Condition

- backing is loose; some scratches and abrasions throughout; some chipping and stains present.

Dimensions

15.0" W x 12.75" H x 5.0" D

- measurements are approximate.

Item #

ITMGG82118

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