Robert Wright Folk Art Acrylic Painting of Bird
Robert Wright (Pennsylvania, 1943-2006)
Acrylic painting on found wood
Signed to verso
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.
-surface cracks to board; areas of paint loss at board edges; wear and chipping to board edges; scattered marks and accretion