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W. C. Fields / Boy Praying "To Mom Y& Dad"

W. C. Fields / Boy Praying

Lawrence Lebduska

1894-1956
Pencil & crayon on paper
Fields 16x13.5
Boy 14x10 
 
     Although he had no formal art training, his fanciful animal scenes, portraits and pseudo-historical themes, made quite an impression in the 1930s and is credited for inspiring Abby Aldrich Rockefeller to assemble her collection of folk art. He became an alcoholic and disappeared from the art scene until shortly before his death. His work in is MOMA, Albright Knox Gallery, the Newark Museum and a dozen others.

    The sketch of Fields is priced at $495 and the Boy at $375.

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