Sybil Oil Painting Mystery

October 24, 2009

Sybil Oil Painting Mystery

Filed under: Uncategorized — sybiloilpainting @ 6:15 pm

I purchased this black and white oil painting in an antique store on a recent trip to New England.
It is signed “Sybil”, but I could not find enough information through internet searches to disambiguate which Sybil the artist might be? 

The painting is titled: “Study in Black & White”.  The overall perspective seems, to me,  to have a fractured point of view. For example, the candlestick seems to be viewed from multiple perspectives and the whole still life is in a strange juxtaposition with a 1962 clipping from the masthead of the conservative French newspaper “Le Figaro”.  It looks like it was done very quickly and conveys an emotionally heavy feeling. 

The painting is very interesting, and I am wondering if anyone recognizes this painting or knows anything about the artist?  Also, I would be very interested in interpretations of the piece.  Please feel free to comment.

Front View

Filed under: Uncategorized — sybiloilpainting @ 5:46 pm
Front View

Front View

Back

Filed under: Uncategorized — sybiloilpainting @ 2:04 pm
Frame

Frame

Artist Handwriting

Filed under: Uncategorized — sybiloilpainting @ 11:16 am

The long “y” seems to be very distinctive.

Study in Black & White

Study in Black & White

Possible Regional Clue

Filed under: Uncategorized — sybiloilpainting @ 9:34 am

ANCO BILT GLENDALE NY – 16 X 20 Stretcher
I think this company was operational from post WWII – late 1960’s
and was used by NY area artists

Anco Bilt - Glendale NY

Anco Bilt - Glendale NY

Close up of Le Figaro Masthead

Filed under: Uncategorized — sybiloilpainting @ 7:51 am

The Artist used a clipping of the masthead of the conservative French newspaper “Le Figaro”. The clipping seems to be from 1962.  The style is similar to that used by Pablo Picasso’s 1913, “Bottle of Vieux Marc, Glass, Guitar and Newspaper”

http://www.tate.org.uk/collection/T/T00/T00414_9.jpg

Le Figaro Masthead

Le Figaro Masthead

The Shocking Blue Green Theme. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.