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Clarence Klatt 1962 Oil Painting "At the Fair"

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Clarence Klatt (American; 20th century)
At the Fair, 1962
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated “C Klatt 62” to lower left
Titled, dated, and inscribed to verso

An oil painting on canvas titled At the Fair by Ohio-based artist Clarence Klatt (20th century), created in 1962. Portrayed in a post-impressionistic manner with vibrant colors and rough textural impasto, this work features a crowd of people gather under a large brightly lit tent. The work is signed and dated “C Klatt 62” to the lower left. It is presented in a wood frame with a gray finish. Two descriptive labels are adhered to the verso. An inscription to the verso and a descriptive label indicate that this work won first prize at the 1962 Clark County Fair. A stamp from Klatt’s Welding & Blacksmith Shop is also marked to the verso.

Based in New Carlisle, Clarence Klatt was a third generation of blacksmiths in his family and he continued to run the family business after his father’s death,. However, in addition blacksmithing, he enjoyed painting and became particularly celebrated for his colorful paintings of landscapes and fairs. Klatt studied at the Dayton Art Institute on a scholarship, and exhibited his work along Route 69, the Clark County Fair, and other local venues.


- some rubbing and paint loss along edges.


28.5" W x 24.25" H x 2.25" D

- measurement of frame; visible image measures approximately 23.5" W x 19.5" H.

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