An oil portrait painting on canvas by listed American artist Frances O’Farrell (1923-2015). This painting features delicately rendered details and depicts a portrait of a young girl. She is seen wearing a bonnet, picking wildflowers among a lush, coastal landscape with sailboats gliding across rippling waters to the distance. The painting is signed by hand to the lower right corner. It is presented unframed and without hanging hardware.
orn in St. Joe Texas, Frances O’Farrell had early success as a television and film actor before transitioning into an accomplished portrait painter. O’Farrell studied at the Kansas City Art Institute before becoming the commissioned portrait artist for the annual San Fernando Valley Man of the Year award during the 1960’s. By the 1980’s Frances was commissioned to paint the portraits of dignitaries and leaders across the world, including First Lady Betty Ford for the White House; Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II which hangs in Her Majesties Private Collection; Nelle Reagan, mother of Ronald Reagan; and Mrs. Norman Vincent Peale in honor of her receipt of the National Woman of the Year award. Additionally, Frances’ suites of paintings of American Indians, Classical Nudes and studies from the Middle East have been featured in gallery shows across the United States.
- some discoloration to image; accretions; light stains at top left; minor wear to edges and corners.
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