Listed American Artist Frank Bolle Rare Mid Century Original Portrait Painting
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Listed American Artist Frank Bolle Rare Mid Century Original Portrait Painting:
EXTREMLY RARE ORIGINAL VINTAGE PORTRAIT OIL PAINTING BY WORLD RENOWNED ILLUSTRATOR FRANK BOLLE.
BOLLE WAS ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNIZED COMIC ARTISTS IN THE WORLD,AND ALTHOUGH I HAVE COME ACOSS A FEW OF HIS COMIC ILLUSTRATIONS,THIS IS THE ONLY NON COMIC ART WORK I HAVE SEEN.
REALLY WELL DONE PORTRAIT PAINTING TITLED "PORTRAIT OF JOE".
MASTERFULLY DETAILED PAINTING WITH EXCELLENT USE OF COLORS.
SIGNED LOWER RIGHT WITH LABEL WITH ALL INFO AFFIXED ON VERSO.
OIL ON CANVAS BOARD SURROUNDED BY ORIGINAL VINTAGE GILT WOOD FRAME.
FRAME DIMENSIONS 19" X 14".
PAINTING SITE 17" X 12'.
ALL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
A RARE CHANCE TO OWN AN ORIGINAL SIGNED PAINTING BY ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST ILLUSTRATORS OF ALL TIME.
Frank Bolle (b. 7 June 1924) served in World War II, then attended the Pratt Institute. His professional career in comics began in 1948, when he did western comics for Magazine Enterprises, like 'Tim Holt', 'Redmask' and 'Best of the West'. He also joined Western Publishing, where he illustrated several Golden Books, such as 'Sherlock Holmes', 'Lone Ranger' and 'Lassie and the Lost Wagon'. He did several science-fiction comics, like 'Buck Rogers', 'Flash Gordon' and 'Dr. Solar, Man of the Atom'.At Western, he also illustrated several of 'Grimm's Ghost Stories', 'Boris Karloff's Tales of Mystery', 'Ripley's Believe it or Not' and 'Rod Sterling's Twilight Zone'. At the same time, he produced the syndicated Sunday feature 'Children's Tale'. For the daily press he also was an assistant on Leonard Starr's 'On Stage' (1956-1961) and he illustrated 'Debbie Deere', 'Alexander Gate', 'Rip Kirby' and 'Encyclopedia Brown' in the 1960s and 1970s.Bolle drew Stan Drake's 'The Heart of Juliet Jones' for King Features Syndicate from 1984 to 1999, as well as 'Winnie Winkle', originally created by Martin Branner, for twenty years. At the same time, he did the daily 'Little Orphan Annie' strip, originally created by Harold Gray. In the late 1990s, he took on Alex Kotzky's 'Apartment 3-G' daily, and additionally did contributions to the 'Gil Thorp' strip