This is a bold and visually striking Vintage Old Mid Century Modern Figural Abstract Oil Painting on canvas, be mid-century California female modernist painter Carmela Marchese 1925 - 2017. This work depicts an abstracted group of women, wearing Greco-Roman style robes. They are rendered with thick, expressive brush strokes in vibrant hues of orange, goldenrod and burnt umber.
Signed: "Marchese" in the lower right corner. Approximately 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 inches including frame. Actual artwork is approximately 30 x 30 inches. This piece likely dates to the 1950's - 1960's. Good condition for age, with a few spots of light paint loss to the canvas (which is virtually unnoticeable), and mild scuffing and edge wear to the original period gilded frame.
This work is the largest original painting by Carmela Marchese to have ever been offered for sale in recent times. Acquired from an old art collection in San Gabriel Valley, California. If you like what you see, I encourage you to make an Offer. Please check out my other listings for more wonderful and unique artworks! Carmela Marchese Dietzel (1925 - 2017).
Born in Cleveland, Ohio - October 31, 1925, daughter of Vincent and Theresa Macaione. Carmela, a gifted singer, and an accomplished artist whose works (signed "Marchese") grace the walls of homes, offices and galleries from coast to coast, but mainly in the west.
In addition to painting and singing, Carmela had many other interests. She was a gourmet cook who loved to entertain and kept a log for years showing the names of guests and the food she served. She was a licensed dealer in antiques, owned a collection of dolls, loved flowers, gardening, dogs, crossword puzzles, dancing, and reading.At age 18, she married a man many years her senior against her parent's wishes. That marriage ended in a divorce after 13 years. Her second marriage lasted 34 years when death claimed her spouse. On May 4th, 2001, Carmela age 75 and Karl age 83 were married. That was certainly the autumn of their lives. Carmela took much pleasure in the belief that an owner of one of her paintings could enjoy it for a lifetime and pass it on to heirs. The family would not sell.
In the last couple of years, owners of paintings acquired thirty and forty years ago contacted her to express thanks and appreciation for enriching their lives. That is a morale booster. Though her voice is still, brushes inactive, creativity curtailed, her paintings remain a beautiful, lasting testimonial and legacy. Published by Los Angeles Times from Dec.This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "willsusa_utzeqm" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.