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Charles Wysocki - WHERE THE BUOYS ARE -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          WHERE THE BUOYS ARE
by Charles Wysocki

$175.00

LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 2750
Image Size: 30"w x 18"h.
Published: October 1990


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So who does make buoys? Their craftmanship is obvious. So here is the imaginary Ezra Farrington Snipe, New England's finest buoymaker. Years ago, Ezra took up residence in this landlocked ship and he's been anchored there ever since. He has arranged his shell collection carefully on a piece of driftwood and made friends with his neighbors, the local birds.

Because he takes great pride in his work, there are always dozens of commercial fishermen in need of his service. But Ezra's never too busy to take time out for a short snooze in the afternoon sun. After all, his days do begin at sunrise.


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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