This 1968 oil on canvas portrait entitled Rita with Glasses 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.
1968 Oil on Canvas 24.5"x30.5" framed, 20"x26" unframed
Signed and dated in the image area on the right. Framed in a restored vintage wood frame featuring a hand carved floral motif. Excellent vintage condition.