Lot 330

Anthony De Bernardin Oil on Canvas Board 1966 Gent

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De Bernardin, Anthony (Italian/American/Western PA, 1889-1972), The Colored Gent is No Less Intelligent, oil on board, 1966, signed and dated at lower right, titled at upper center, 18 x 24 inches unframed. Outsider artist Anthony De Bernardin was an Italian immigrant who settled in the Pittsburgh area and ran a variety store. In an article from Art & Antiques Magazine titled The New Outsiders, author Edward M. Gomez writes, "De Bernardin’s works are marked by quirky details that appeal to postmodern ironists, like hand-drawn phrases that label certain parts of each image. Inscribed on a ribbon of water in one landscape: “Up the deep blue river is no work for the beaver.” David T. Owsley, a former curator of decorative art at the Carnegie Museum of Art, who discovered De Bernardin’s works at a flea market near Pittsburgh in the 1970s, says, “We may never know exactly what his purposes were in making these pictures.”". De Bernardin's works are in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the American Folk Art Museum.


Some accretions and minor abrasions, some paint loss at corners. Merchandise will be packed and transported by the purchaser at their own risk and expense. A list of recommended shippers is on our website: https://www.conceptgallery.com/auctions/shipping/ .

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