ROBERT MARTIN Original Oil on Canvas Circus
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SOLD “Circus” by Robert Martin uses a large canvas and oil to depict four circus showgirls in various costumes relaxing off-stage. A black cat strikes a panther-like pose as it is stroked by a red gloved hand. In the background, a man handles an elephant with wide ears and a tall trunk. A notched black frame is distressed to reveal bits of red. Signed in each lower corner by artist.
About the Artist:
Robert Martin (1918-1998) was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised by his grandmother. His grandmother, having grown up in the Victorian Era, is responsible for the period influence on his early works. Martin studied the painting from books of the masters, old and new. He worked from life, enjoying the process and interaction that is created. In the 1980s, he began working from photographs with his series of Victorian Village scenes. A ever-learning student, his work has distinctly different decades reflecting his progress and interests. Persisting was his use of oil on canvas, despite his training in other mediums. His poetic soul was evident in his philosophy as an artist.
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Good, distressed condition. There is a 7" tear that will need to be repaired.
66"W x 50"H