This 1952 casein on paper figurative scene of a chef cutting meat entitled, Poor Little Cook 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 Casein on Paper 39.5"x53.5" framed, 26"x40" unframed
Framed in a vintage wood fame with a black finish using white archival matting behind clear conservation.