Posing for a Portrait circa 1965
10¼ in x 14 in, Oil on Masonite, Framed
$1,250 - To inquire about this piece, please email Patrick Jamieson
Rather than a finished portrait, this painting feels more like a picture of a couple posing for their portrait. The man is relaxed--almost too relaxed--and the woman appears somewhat tense and uncomfortable. A deceptively simple, very interesting piece.
Condition: Excellent. The painting is as fresh as the day it was completed. Floats in a thin Haitian wood frame.
Provenance: James S. Huffman Collection
James S. Huffman had a distinguished 35 year career in the United States Foreign Service. A serious collector of primitive and naive art, he sought pieces local to the regions where he served. From 1963-1965, Huffman was posted to the Dominican Republic. From there, he often went to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, where he purchased more than 50 paintings, many of them from Le Centre d'Art and Galerie Issa.