Brown, Carlyle. (1919-1963)
Framed gouache portrait on Raffaello Fabriano paper depicting Paolo, an intimate friend of Brown's in the late 50's and early 60's. Signed lower left, "Carlyle Brown, '62". Good with minor wear to frame. Sight 18 x 25 inches (45.7 x 63.5 cm.), framed to 26.5 x 33.75 inches (67.3 x 85.7 cm.). Authenticated by the Carlyle Brown Archive in Italy.
The American artist began his career as an artist under the influence of the Russian expatriate painter Pavel Tchelitchew. By the time of Brown's death in 1963, at the age of 44, he had established his own identity, recognized for his brilliant draftsmanship, masterful painting, exquisitely poised compositions and eerily enigmatic subjects. He received commissions from Harper's Bazaar in 1947 and between 1948 and 1963 Brown had eleven one-man shows and his works were acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and numerous private collectors including noted connoisseurs such as photographers Cecil Beaton and Clifford Coffin, fashion designers Antonio Canovas del Castillo and Charles James, jewellery designer Fulco di Verdura and designer Van Day Truex, Edward James, Hugh Chisholm, Millicent Rogers, Henry McIllhenny and Baron Alexis de Rede.
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