Charles M. Wysocki (American, 1929-2002) oil on canvas painting, titled verso “Windmill,” of a country road winding through a New England village with windmill, barns, houses, horses and buggies, figures and animals. Signed lower right. Label en verso for Hirshl & Adler Galleries, New York. Birdseye maple frame with giltwood liner. 35″ x 35″ sight, 42″ x 42″ framed. Biography (Courtesy Askart: The Artists’ Bluebook): Charles Wysocki grew up in a Polish immigrant community in Detroit. He worked as a sign painter in the Army and, through the GI Bill, enrolled at the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles. He began his career as a commercial artist, but during a vacation to New England in 1960, was inspired to pursue a career in fine art, focusing mainly on Americana scenes. Wysocki was named one of the ten most influential artists by U.S. Art and was awarded the Medal of Honor from the Daughters of the American Revolution for artwork that “exemplfies our heritage.” His paintings are in numerous public and private collections, including the Presidential art collection. Provenance: the collection of Stephen and Lisa Steiner Small, Nashville, Tennessee, ex-Hirshl & Adler Galleries, New York. Condition: Frame loose at top edge; shrinkage and some light abrasions to frame. Painting is in excellent condition. Condition: Frame loose at top edge; shrinkage and some light abrasions to frame. Painting is in excellent condition.