Paul Chidlaw Late 20th-Century Oil Pastel Non-Objective Drawing
An oil pastel on paper drawing by American artist Paul Chidlaw (1989-1900). Drawn during the second half of the 20th-century, this energetic and vibrant drawing is displayed in a white mat and gold tone wooden frame. An estate stamp is located on the verso of the drawing.
Born in Cleves, Ohio, Chidlaw was primarily known as an Abstract Expressionist artist. After studying at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Chidlaw moved to France where he was able to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Fountainbleau and later under the tutelage of the artists Jean Despujols and Andre L'Hote in Paris. After returning to the United States, he worked as a WPA artist painting murals and after WWII, he began teaching at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
9.75" x 8" (sight); 14" x 12" x .75" (frame).
Minor wear to frame, scratches and scuffs present. The paper is slightly discolored and shows some minor wear.