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Charles Wysocki - COTTON COUNTRY -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          COTTON COUNTRY
by Charles Wysocki

$150.00

LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 1000
Image Size: 18 1/2"w x 21 3/8"h.
Published: April 1984


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"The South seems to be a part of the country that still seems to maintain its dignity and hospitality. I tried to imagine what it would be like to live during those times and tried to include all of the elements 'particularly' related to that period and region, when all was serene and playful just before the war between the states. The movie 'Gone with the Wind' kept flashing in my mind while composing and arranging all the parts to form a picture. The focal point being the Virginian Mansion, a structure similar to Tara. I tried for a quiet, relaxed, almost lazy scene under a hot sun, typical of that area of the country."


Charles Wysocki
Some things about Charles Wysockiís 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, Marthaís 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 lifeís "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." Wysockiís award-winning art is sought-after internationally and has been published in two books, American Celebration and Heartland.

 

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