The framed Expressionist water-color painting is in good to very good condition. The distressed and worn medium-brown wooden frame adds to the overall character and charm of this incredible wall-hanging artwork. This is a very peculiar and rare painting because it was done by a twelve-year old boy at the Edenwald School which was an institution for retarded children located in the Bronx. According to references, this school was one of two Jewish-owned child-care institutions. Also, the back of the framed painting has a very unique note attached.
The note says:
"This picture was done by a
twelve year old boy at the
Edenwald School, an Institution
for retarded children.
It was signed by a member
of the staff who maintained
that much of contemporary
art was a big HOAX."
The signature in the lower right corner is spelled "PICASSO". Even though this was done as a mockery of Picasso as the note insinuated, the "PICASSO" signature is incredibly similar to that of Pablo Picasso. In 1954, Picasso was already an internationally known artist. However, his affiliation with the communist party would have no doubt caused him to be mocked and could have been part or all of the inspiration behind the signing of this Expressionist Portrait. While this painting looks vaguely similar in style to some of the works done by the great Picasso, this is a water-color painting of some particular person in the mind of the twelve-year old boy. The yellowish-gold color on the shoulders along with the greenish-gold on gray at the ears give the impression that this was a portrait of some woman in the life of the twelve-year old boy. Some children love to draw and many times young kids will draw pictures of their family doing something like going to church, playing at the beach, etc. Also, since painting helps an artist express his or her thoughts, it is very therapeutic. Hence, it makes sense that the subject in this framed water-color painting was most likely the mother of the twelve-year old boy. Furthermore, this painting was most likely an assignment given to the twelve-year old boy by the staff member to help him process the pain of homesickness and missing his mommy. According to references, many of the children that came to the Edenwald School had already been to counseling and/or had other therapeutic experiences. Also, virtually all of the parents that enrolled their children in the Edenwald School were very responsible and serious citizens who were truly invested in getting their child help. Even more, some of the parents were so serious that they would seek counseling for themselves to make sure they had tried everything possible to help their child. Hence, this painting is a wonderful Expressionist Portrait of a loving mother with her arms stretched out to hug her son. Also, it is highly likely that the "PICASSO" signature was added by the staff member out of disdain to say something like, "Hey Picasso, this twelve-year old boy can do paintings that are nearly the same as your own". In other words, "If this twelve-year old boy can paint like this, why is there so much hoopla over contemporary art?" of which during this period, Picasso was perceived as the greatest.
Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual. Also, the coffee mug is not included in this listing as it was used for scale purposes only. While there is already a string for wall-hanging on the back of the frame, it should be tested before the painting gets hung.
There are no breaks, cracks, chips, or repair places on this rare and collectible framed water-color painting. There are vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the framed water-color painting - mainly in the form of distress and wear on the wooden frame. The glass is very nice and clear with very few marks or rub spots. Also, there are some wrinkles, wear, discoloration, and a little tear on the outer right edge of the construction paper (not in the actual subject) behind the glass. The little tear in the edge of the paper is almost certainly original and most likely occurred as the painting was being framed. In addition, while the paper covering on the back has wear and distress, it is intact and in very good condition.
The decorative possibilities for this rare and collectible framed water-color painting are many. The entryway or study would be enhanced by the addition of this incredibly moving Expressionist Portrait of a mom reaching out for her son. Also, the open collectibles shelf or corner accent table would welcome this colorful 1954 water-color painting for its Expressionist charm. In addition, the growing art collection would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this Expressionist Portrait painted by a twelve-year old special-needs student at Edenwald School in 1954.
The collector will appreciate this framed water-color painting for its good to very good condition, Expressionist charm, incredibly moving subject matter of a mom reaching for her son, distressed and aged wooden frame, rich color palette, background note on the back, and gorgeous overall appearance.
The framed Expressionist water-color painting weighs 23.3 oz.
The framed Expressionist water-color painting measures 14 9/16" tall x 10.75" wide x .5" deep.
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Vintage Expressionist Art Framed Painting 1954 Edenwald School Portrait of Mom Blue & Gray Glass w Wood Wall Hanging Home Decor
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