SOLD! Rare Urban Folk Art Screen Painting

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SOLD! Rare Urban Folk Art Screen Painting

398.00

 

SO SORRY, some lucky SOB already purchased this rare and one of a kind painted window screen of John F. Kennedy Painstakingly hand painted. Roses indicate that this was most likely painted after JFK's assassination. Origination of this piece is unknown although we are situated just north of Baltimore. Absolutely fabulous piece of urban Americana art. 

From Wikipedia:

Screen painting is painting on window screens. It is a folk art form originating in immigrant working-class neighborhoods in Baltimore, Maryland in the early 20th century.

The wire screen section of a screen door is typically painted with bucolic landscapes, still lifes, or other subjects of interest. The artist paints the scene directly onto the screen, making sure to remove excess paint from the screen's holes so the screen retains its ability to ventilate. The scene painted on the screen prevents the eye from focusing past the image, giving residents privacy without limiting their ability to look outside. While screen painting is now mostly regarded as urban kitsch, authentic examples can still be seen in Baltimore neighborhoods such as Hampden or Highlandtown.

Screen painting was invented by the Czech immigrant William Oktavec in 1913 to restrict the sunlight entering his produce store. He had studied commercial art and drawing before opening his Baltimore shop. The technique was later taken up in other neighborhoods by other artists.

It is estimated that as many as 100,000 painted screens in Baltimore once adorned the rowhomes.

CONDITION
This window screen painting is in great vintage condition. Some areas of slight wear can be expected. Since this is a window screen painting, at some angles it can be difficult to see the painting. Last photo shows the back side of the painting. Aluminum frame.

MEASUREMENTS
32.5" x 29.25"

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