Entitled Next of Kin this 1952 oil pastel and casein on paper scene with an old man and his dog is by Expressionist West Coast artist Byron Randall (1918-1999). His work is held in permanent collections of the Phillips Collection, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Oakland Museum of California. Randall traveled the world as a Merchant Marine during WWII. He lived in Mendocino, CA during the 1960s with his wife, Emmy Lou Packard, where they ran a guesthouse and art gallery.
1952 Oil Pastel & Casein on Paper 26"x40" unframed
Signed and dated lower right. Excellent vintage condition.