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Myrtice West (Alabama, 1923-2010) folk art oil on board depicting her daughter Martha Jane as an angel with black eyed Susan's in her hand. Signed "MWest" lower right. Housed in a contemporary frame. Sight: 23 1/2" H x 17 3/8" W, Framed: 27 1/2" H x 21 1/2" W. 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: Overall very good condition.