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Robert Wright Folk Art Acrylic Bird Painting, Late 20th to 21st Century

Item Details

Robert Wright (Pennsylvania, 1943 – 2006)
Untitled (bird), late 20th to 21st century
Acrylic on paper
Signed to the lower center

Born a seventh son of a seventh son, Robert Wright was deeply influenced by his Roman Catholic faith and local Pittsburgh neighborhoods. His paintings often highlight the South Side Pittsburgh slopes, religious motifs, faces, and birds. He was a self-taught artist who exhibited at a few local Pittsburgh galleries and the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Wright never finished high school and eventually worked as a landscaper and a janitor at a daycare center. His mother, Catherine, fostered his artistic interests and he eventually found success with his work at a social service agency in Oakland.

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Condition

- minor warping; some creases in the corners; some stray marks.

Dimensions

28.25" W x 22.25" H x 0.1" D

Item #

ITMG734956

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