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Charles Wysocki - APPLE BUTTER MAKERS -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          APPLE BUTTER MAKERS
by Charles Wysocki

$135.00

LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 1000
Image Size: 18 1/2"w x 18 1/2"h.
Published: March 1983


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"Years ago, while visiting my folks in Detroit, we stopped by a wooded area where an apple cider mill was in operation. The delightful aroma of apples filled the air. Everything dealing with apples was for sale - pies, sauce, cider, apple butter, etc. Huge black pots over fires, containing peeled apples plus a few other ingredients, required constant stirring with wooden paddles. This sight of the apple butter making activity made for some swell picture taking material. Little did I know that this folksy scene, which made a special impression on me, was to be formulated into a painting some time in the future."


Charles Wysocki
Some things about Charles Wysocki’s life can be anticipated. For instance, he collects Early American toys, tobacco tins, folk art, clocks, crockery and books. High on the list of favorite places are Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard . . . and all of New England. Other things are a surprise: while he paints typically New England scenes, he lives in California. Yet one only has to look at his work to understand the person. Born in Detroit in 1928, Wysocki enjoyed an active and happy boyhood, which seems reflected in the spirit of his work. Since early childhood, he had no other desire than to be an artist. After two years in the Army, Wysocki headed west to the Art Center School in Los Angeles, the city where he met his wife Liz, to whom he attributes much of his inspiration because she grew up on a farm. The aspects of her life that affected him were the basics: hard work, personal closeness and contentment with life’s "little things." Wysocki adds, "I hope my paintings revive pleasant thoughts of a bygone era and express a semblance of order and serenity that fills a need in this fast- changing world. I like to add a touch of humor into my work. I see life on the lighter side, in much simpler and more basic forms." Wysocki’s award-winning art is sought-after internationally and has been published in two books, American Celebration and Heartland.

 

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