Jim Guest Outsider Art Acrylic Painting
Dr. James Lee Guest, Jr. (American, 1931-2017)
Untitled (surreal), circa 1990
Acrylic painting on canvas
Signed to the lower right
It was not until his 70s, that Dr. James Lee Guest, Jr. became an artist. Self-taught and working with acrylics, watercolors, and pastels, Dr. Guest uses art to continue healing- others and himself. He is heavily influenced by faith, travel and music, and uses his medical experience as well as Catholic pilgrimages to produce compositions ranging from abstract to figural.
Dr. Guest was born into a military family in 1931. He spent his childhood moving across the United States including Cleveland, Brooklyn, and Hawaii, even living in the Philippines. Guest graduated from high school early, at the age of 15, and went on to study medicine, becoming a doctor at 23. He completed his residencies at Vanderbilt University and the Medical College of Georgia. After four years of teaching medicine, Dr. Guest settled in Alabama with his family and opened a private practice as a surgeon. Though he retired his private practice in 2000, he continued to perform surgeries at a Veteran Hospital and the Alabama prison system.
- wear, scratches, and accretions to frame; frame easily comes apart; abrasions; dust and debris; foxing to the verso.