Sterling Boyd Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) oil on board still life painting depicting a vase of flowers rendered in a heavy impasto technique in shades of red, pink, orange, green, brown, and white. Signed and dated "Strauser 64" lower right. Housed in a gilt wood frame. Sight – 13 3/8" H 10 1/2" W. Framed – 17 5/8" H x 14 5/8" W. American, mid 20th century. Biography: Strauser was born in Bloomsburg, PA. and spent most of his life in East Stroudsburg, PA. Alongside his painting, he worked at the International Boiler Works in East Stroudsburg, PA for 32 years until his retirement in 1962. Throughout his career he maintained correspondence with American artists Victor Joseph Gatto (1893-1965) and Jack Savitsky (1910-1991), both of whom have works exhibited in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. Strauser's works have been exhibited at Belmont University and the Lyzon Gallery both in Nashville, TN. However, many of his pieces are in permanent collections at the Sterling Strauser Gallery at the East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, the American Museum in Bath, England, the Everhart Museum in Scranton, PA, and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, as well as numerous other museums, and private and corporate collections. (source: East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania). CONDITION: Overall very good condition.
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