Sterling Boyd Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) oil on board United States Bicentennial painting depicting an American flag on a flag pole, rendered in a heavy impasto technique, over a white hand print against light blue background. Signed and dated “Strauser 1976″ lower right. Housed in a giltwood frame and float mounted in a giltwood and light blue painted shadowbox with linen matte. Sight – 10″ H x 8 1/8″ W. Shadowbox – 16 1/4″ H x 14 1/8” W. American, late 20th century. Provenance: Nashville, TN estate. 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 good condition.
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