Gold Framed Vintage Oil Painting of a Clown signed by Bessie Howard circa 1935
Gold Framed Vintage Oil Painting of a Clown signed by Bessie Howard circa 1935, American, (1890-1962).
This is a vintage, bright, and colorful impressionist oil painting of a clown on artist board and measures 12 inches tall by 9 inches wide.
The painting is signed in the lower right corner.
This artwork was painted between 1935 and 1940.
In the gold picture frame this portrait measures 14.75 inches wide by 17.25 inches tall overall.
Born in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, Bessie Howard arrived in Boston at age 13 and spent most of her portrait painting career in that area.
She studied at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and in Paris with Eben Comins, a portrait painter.
During World War II, she worked in military hospitals, making pencil portraits for wounded service men to send to their families.
She was not only a noted painter but was an expert in the restoration of antique paintings.
She was a member of the Copley Society, Boston Art Club and the National Association of Pen Women. Source: Paul Sternberg, "Art by American Women".
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