Entitled Bambino Sam, this circa 1940 oil on canvas mounted to wood self-portrait is by artist, poet and writer, Sam Hugh Harris who painted in the great traditions of Modern Art including Impressionism and Symbolism. He was one of the longest standing members of the reputable Carmel Art Association. At a young age, Sam started his vocation under the tutelage of his father Sam Hyde Harris (1889-1977) who distinguished himself as an early California plein air landscape painter. Sam graduated from the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles and the Carmel Art Institute, studying figurative and still life painting. He was the pupil of John Cunningham and Alexander Archipenko and befriended John Steinbeck (The Grapes of Wrath). He was also part of a group of Monterey artists called "The New Group". Sam lived, painted and exhibited in Paris and Rome throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
Circa 1940 Oil on Canvas Mounted to Wood 11.25"x12.75" unframed
Titled and dated on the lower left. Good vintage condition, natural wear.
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