1943, American Self-Portrait; Laurette Charlton


Second quarter 20th Century

United Kingdom

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1943, American Self-Portrait; Laurette Charlton

A remarkably insightful composition depicting Laurette Charlton at 48 with compelling expression, posture, color palette and attire.

Charlton was extremely shy and it is likely that this painting, which until now was stored in a Ohio basement, was doubtless never presented for viewing.

A fellow member of the Arts Students League, Charlton's paintings reside throughout the US in private collections. She studied with Georg Luks, Wayman Adams and George Pierce Ennis at the Grand central School of Art in New York.

Signed and dated at lower right 'L Charlton. '43'

In it's original wooden frame.

Biography (see photo) of Ms. Charlton provided by her grandson.

Condition; Good
Provenance; Florida USA
Artist; Laurette Charlton
Painting; 34.5 x 44.5cm
Frame; 49 x 59cm


Second quarter 20th Century

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