Alabama Chicago Illinois Outsider Artist William Dawson Painting Of A Polar Bear

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Alabama Chicago Illinois Outsider Artist William Dawson Painting Of A Polar Bear
Alabama Chicago Illinois Outsider Artist William Dawson Painting Of A Polar Bear
Alabama Chicago Illinois Outsider Artist William Dawson Painting Of A Polar Bear
Alabama Chicago Illinois Outsider Artist William Dawson Painting Of A Polar Bear
Alabama Chicago Illinois Outsider Artist William Dawson Painting Of A Polar Bear
Alabama Chicago Illinois Outsider Artist William Dawson Painting Of A Polar Bear

Alabama Chicago Illinois Outsider Artist William Dawson Painting Of A Polar Bear
For sale is a wonderful folk art outsider art painting by the highly regarded American outsider artist William Dawson (1901 – 1990). Provenance: Susann Craig Collection: Chicago Illinois. This painting features what looks like a polar bear in a colorful landscape. Others have seen a dog. But it’s a very folky whimsical rendition by this highly beloved Outsider artist. The painting is oil on a cut sheet of canvas. Signed and dated by the artist lower right. Dated 1989 just a year prior to his passing. Framed – 19″ x 22 3/4″. Painting – 12″ x 16″. William Dawson (1901 – 1990). Born in 1901 in Huntsville, Alabama, William Dawson was raised on his grandfather’s horse farm. In 1923, he moved to Chicago and made a thirty-five-year career as a well-regarded manager of operations at the E. E Aron Company, a wholesale produce distributor located on South Water Market. A man of the city with rural roots, Dawson turned to artmaking in his retirement years, taking adult education classes in ceramics and metalwork at a senior center, before gravitating to wood carving and painting. Dawson thrived on the praise his work began to receive. These relationships developed into lifelong friendships with Susann Craig, Bert Hemphill, Marjorie and Harvey Freed, Chicago Imagist Roger Brown, and gallery owner Phyllis Kind, among others. According to Dawson, It was the people liking my work that gave me the spirit to do more. His sculptural subjects range widely from the Bible, current events, television characters, folk tales, as well as a vast menagerie of animals-carved and painted, highly varnished, and sometimes adorned with glitter. “It’s something that’s revealed to me, ” he explained. That’s the way it is with my work. Like a lot of them artists try to copy things or take pictures. That I can’t do. I sit down and it just come to me. Some things I make is from memory. Some are things that you never seen. Sometimes as I’m working, things change. I start with one idea, then wind up making something entirely different than I intended. Dawson became famous for taking First Lady Nancy Reagan’s arm at the show’s opening reception and personally leading her through the exhibition. He had certainly transformed himself dramatically over the course of his life: from rural farm kid with barely a grade-school education to successful urban produce manager; and then from aging blue-collar retiree to world-class self-taught artist. This item is in the category “Art\Paintings”. The seller is “upstatetreasures14″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Philippines, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands.
  • Artist: William Dawson
  • Type: Painting
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Original/Licensed Reproduction: Original
  • Size: Medium (up to 36in.)
  • Date of Creation: 1970-1989
  • Style: Black Folk Art
  • Painting Surface: Canvas
  • Material: Oil
  • Features: Signed, Framed
  • Region of Origin: Chicago Illinois
  • Subject: Animals

Alabama Chicago Illinois Outsider Artist William Dawson Painting Of A Polar Bear