This is a fantastic Vintage Male Portrait Painting / Child Portrait by African American Outsider Artist, Rev. Joel D. Hewlett. This Folk Art Painting of a happy go lucky young boy with his loyal Pup, which looks like a Beagle, was done with oils on a Masonite panel. Painting is signed in the lower right. Hewlett was most prolific in painting during the 50's and 60's.
This original fine art painting is Framed in a spectacular artist made frame. The frame is embellished with intricately braided rope, mimicking the ornate gilt frames of the Renaissance, a signature detail Hewlett would often create for his paintings.
"Self-taught African American artist Reverend Joel Hewlett (1921-1994) was a native of Evansville, Indiana. Hewlett worked at International Harvester and served as an associate pastor of Hood Temple AME Zion Church for 37 years. His religious carvings and paintings, depicting Jesus, biblical scenes and the lives of saints, reflect his deep Christian faith. These works were the subject of a one-man show "EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IN ITS TIME: THE ART OF REVEREND JOEL HEWLETT," at The Evansville Museum of Art, January - April, 2018"
This piece is in excellent vintage condition, with some expected subtle signs of age and wear, all adding to the super rich, naturally aged patina. Please Zoom the photos to appreciate all the intricate details, as well as to best understand overall condition.
Painting measures 12.5" x 14.5" x 1.25" Framed, painted on a 10" x 12" Masonite panel.
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