Henry Faulkner Folk Oil Painting "The Flower Cart"
Henry Faulkner (American, 1924 – 1981)
The Flower Cart
Oil painting on masonite
Signed to the lower right
Henry Faulkner was born in rural Egypt, Kentucky in 1924. An orphan, and listless wanderer, the artist lived a bohemian lifestyle and eventually arrived in Lexington, Kentucky, where he was primarily known. A lifetime of travel took him to Key West, Taormina, Italy, New York, and California where he befriended the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Ezra Pound, and many other literary and artistic dignitaries along the way. Anecdotes abound of his pet goat and oft-recurring subject in his work, Alice, with whom he drove to Florida, took to his gallery openings, and elsewhere. He is remembered as a complicated modernist, who left a body of work in paintings and poetry, and a fond impression by most who met him.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- negligible accretions to painting surface; paintbrush hair fibers present; wear to board edges at frame; fraying to the liner, most notably to the lower edge; finish loss, cracking, scratches, and abrasions to the frame.
- measures frame; sight measures approximately 11.0" W x 9.0" H.