Jack Savitsky (Pennsylvania, 1910-1991) oil on board "Peacable Kingdom" style painting depicting a child standing with a lion and lamb. Signed and dated "Savitsky '74" lower right. Float mounted in a giltwood frame. Image – 10" H x 8" W. Framed – 15 1/4" H x 12 3/4" W. Note: The Biblical concept of a Peacable Kingdom was a common theme for Savitsky. He was a self taught artist who grew up working in Pennsylvania coal mines. His naive paintings – many depicting life in the coal mines- were discovered and promoted by fellow Pennsylvania artist Sterling Strauser, who introduced Savitsky to the New York art world in the 1960s. Savitsky died of black lung disease in 1991. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Light surface grime.
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