Internationally Known, Respected and Collected, American Artist Paolo (Paul) Corvino* Signed, on lower right, this Portrayal of Oprah Winfrey – an American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history. Late 20th to early 21st Century work. Artist also ‘signed’ on reverse.
Original Oil on Canvas acquired directly from the artists estate!
1 1/2″ Wide Antiqued Silver moulding – Flat w/ 2 linear steps on inner edge is included complementary in this auction. It is in Fair to Good condition with lower right corner needing a little attention.
Canvas measures 20 X 26 and is in Good to Very Good condition.
Outside measure of the frame is 22 1/2 X 28 1/4 and is in Fair to Good condition.
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*Paolo “Paul” Corvino was born September 20, 1930 in Bronx, NY. He was a professional boxer turned artist. Many of his paintings and sculptures can been seen in public spaces, including terminals at JFK and LaGuardia airports, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Museum of the City of New York. His works have been sold in fine galleries throughout the world including auctions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s. He is listed in Who’s Who of American Artist. He worked out of his gallery and studio in Larchmont, NY until his death on February 6, 2013.The Paolo Studio was located north of NYC, in a gallery reminiscent of an old European studio where Impressionist artists in the 1800’s might easily have painted. The artist operated amid his own works, a true craftsman in more than four separate mediums, Oil on Canvas, Bronze Sculpture, Fresco and Watercolor among others. Different themes, he believes, require separate methods of expression. The artisan must follow the idea he wants to express and then identify the way in which to express it.The artist is particularly prone to the appeal of the senses and of the immediate experience and observation. In fact, painting to him is an endless journey of research and experimentation. He never paints a picture with a view to simply producing a work of art. Instead, he continues to research and experiment, and in this constant inquiry logical developments emerge.