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Charles Wysocki - CAPE COD COLD FISH PARTY -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          CAPE COD COLD FISH PARTY
by Charles Wysocki

$150.00

LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 1000
Image Size: 27 1/2"w x 20"h.
Published: October 1984


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"My Uncle Ted was an avid fisherman who told us many tales of his various trips to different places in search of catching those elusive devils. His love for ice fishing provided us with some of his most intersting and often humorous stories. For him, fishing almost became a weekend ritual. His fellow anglers, besides himself, decorated their ice shanties with quaint personal designs and sayings which were sometimes elaborate in their detail and often times mildly humorous. This amusing picture out of the past seemed now a 'natural' for a painting, so I remembered the vivid mind pictures my uncle created for us."


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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