• Charles Wysocki: If Grandma Moses had Attended the Art Center School

    1 month ago - By Art Contrarian

    Charles Wysocki (1928-2002) trained as an illustrator in the early 1950s at the Art Center School in Los Angeles. At the height of his career he was well-known for painting country and village scenes in a faux-naïve/primitive style, many of which were used as the artwork for jigsaw puzzles. His Wikipedia entry is here .
    He was surely aware of the paintings of Grandma Moses (1860-1961), famed for her untutored scenes of the northeastern New York State of her early years that fetch hundred of thousands of dollars at auction. As the title of this post suggests, Wysock's works might be...
    Read more ...