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Lg Orig FRANCES JACOBSON Black Americana Social Realist NY Portrait Oil Painting. We all instantly fell in love with her large, bold, social-realist Portrait Paintings of people throughout New York. There are examples of workers, dancers, children and adults, all depicted living their daily life.
After some research we were surprised to find that Frances Jacobson's work did not bring thousands of dollars, because she was so talented! Then we found out exactly why her paintings are not worth what they should be. Frances was born in the 20s, when women were expected to get married, and have a family. At a very young age she knew that she was meant to be an artist, but she did not get the opportunity to achieve her dream until much later in life. She was actually offered a full art scholarship to Cornell University in 1943, but her father refused to allow her to go and encouraged her to get married and have children.
After raising her three children, one of which had a serious illness, Jacobson finally pursued her lifetime dream of being an artist. She enjoyed painting people throughout New York and depicted them exactly how she saw them. Because of that, many of her figures have troubled faces, as Frances refused to alter what people looked like, or how they were feeling. Her work is often compared to the well known and successful New York realist artist of the same period, Alice Neel, and had Frances been allowed to become an artist in the 40s, her work would certainly be valued at equal to or greater than that of Neel. Over the next several weeks we will be listing examples of her strong, bold, social-realist Paintings, and there are many more to come.Our hopes are to give her work the respect it deserves and create a new circle of collectors! You can get in on the beginning of this large collection, which is fresh to the market! If you would like, we can remove these canvas paintings from their stretchers and roll them in a tube. Please message us before paying your invoice if you would like your painting removed from the stretcher, so we can revise your invoice!
Measuring 49" tall by 37" wide, this original Frances Jacobson Oil Painting is signed and dated F. " On the back of the canvas is an exhibition label which titles this painting "Lady in the Park. It depicts a pleasant old black woman sitting on a park bench. She has a sweet smile and looks like she could tell you stories all day.
The condition of this Frances Jacobson Oil Painting is perfect and, as alwyas, it has been listed with no reserve! I live Rhode Island and travel between southern New Hampshire and Eastern Maryland almost every week. Please contact me for my scheduled route down Route 95 from Southern New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Southern New York, New Jersey (New Jersey Turnpike) into Northern Delaware and down the Eastern Side of Maryland. If a meeting is not possible I guarantee that we can pack this Painting properly and safely. We promise to list only the very best antiques and collectibles, and we also promise to describe every flaw and detail.
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This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Prints, Posters & Paintings". The seller is "wwolst12" and is located in Cumberland, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to Australia.