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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 19.25 in. x W 28.50 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 19.25 in. x W 28.50 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 19.25 in. x W 28.50 in.
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Joe Bowler
The Tree Cutters - Children Playing on a Fallen Tree - Saturday Evening Post?

1963

$22,000

About

This golden age of illustration work was most likely done for an interior story illustration for the Saturday Evening Post. Joe Bowler paints it in a loose but academically correct post-nabis style, The children are depicted having a great time and enjoying the innocence of youth while balancing on a fallen tree. Each figure is deftly rendered in a pose that captures their bodies in a moment of high drama. The prostrated tree acts as a balancing beam as five participants contort themselves to stand upright. In the background, two men on a bench engaged in a chat. A woman stands on an ornate porch. Presumably, they are related to the frolicking kids. Bowler is ingenious in the way he directs a simple but complex narrative in a fluid and expressive way. He infuses his luscious palette with a desaturated robins egg blue sky and unexpected mustard yellows and warm dreamy grays. Unframed. The original color of the painting may vary slightly from monitor to monitor. A few nicks, scuffs, and dents are only visible on close inspection. Otherwise presents well

Details

  • Creator
    Joe Bowler (1928 - 2017, American)
  • Creation Year
    1963
  • Dimensions
    Height: 19.25 in (48.9 cm)Width: 28.5 in (72.39 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    A few nicks, scuffs, and dents only visible on close inspection. Otherwise presents well.
  • Gallery Location
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU38538163912

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