This early to mid 20th century surrealist figurative abstract entitled Bewilderer, is by Pasquale Patrick Stigliani (1926-2003), a New York City painter and poet. He was an independent artist trained under the principles of New York's Art Student's League in the 1950s. Stigliani was inspired by Post-Impressionist landscapes and Central Park, the realism of the Ashcan School's still lifes and self-portraiture, and German Expressionism's emotional release and focus on strong lines. Stigliani was a dedicated Upper West Side artist who painted as passionately as he lived.
1946 Wax Crayon on Paper 8.25"x11" unframed
Good vintage condition. Signed, dated, and titled on the lower right.