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2 folk art items by Myrtice West (Alabama, 1923-2010). 1st item – Oil on board depicting two angels over a man fishing with a large bass on the line. Signed "MWest" lower right and in a contemporary frame. Sight: 19 14/" H x 15" W, Framed: 24 1/4" H x 20 1/2" W. 20th century. 2nd item – Myrtice West (Alabama, 1923-2010) folk art drawing titled "Seven Spirits". Graphite on paper image of a farm animal standing on wall and with seven lanterns in front. Titled and signed "M West" lower right. Housed in a gold metal frame. Sight: 13" H x 16-1/2" W. Frame: 16-1/4" H. 20th century. Biography: Mytice West was a self-taught artist who grew up and lived most of her adult life in Cherokee County, Alabama. For West, painting became a way to deal with a difficult personal life that included infertility for many years and her daughter's abusive marriage (which eventually led to her murder). After Martha Jane's death, West's art career became focused on religious scenes, particularly Revelations. Her worked has been recognized in numerous Southern outsider and folk art exhibitions and publications. Condition: 1st item – Overall excellent condition. 2nd item – Overall very good condition.