This mid-late 20th century graphite on paper board figure entitled Sketch of Captain's Cap 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.
Mid-Late 20th Century Graphite on Paper Board 13.75"x16.75" unframed
Estate stamped lower right. Good vintage condition, foxing in the upper right.