Dressed in Victorian era clothing they frolic in the sunlight on a grassy meadow. To fully appreciate the talent of this Artist one must consider that this is not an oil painting on canvas, but an artistic vision infused into an ENAMEL COATING on COPPER METAL. The artist's signature on the lower left reads: Parthesius.
CHARLES PARTHESIUS began his successful career as a watercolorist, delving into the medium of enameling in the 1960's. His work became popular and eventually examples could be found in galleries worldwide. In 1970 he teamed with his son to make enameling a family business. "Charles Parthesius", the signatory of this work, is now deceased.
An impressive owner's list of his Artwork included: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. Barbara Eden, Ether Merman, Liza Minelli, Vincent Price, Mario Puzzo. Ronald Regan, Red Skelton & John Wayne. The ENAMEL ARTWORK displayed here is beautiful! The patina of the backside of the copper panel, it's frame and the fabric of the matte are evidence of age & provenance.
This "Beautiful and Endearing" INVESTMENT QUALITY FRAMED ENAMEL ART is in overall, EXCELLENT "Previously Owned" CONDITION! Charles Edward Parthesius was born on April 25, 1921, in Maspeth, Queens, New York City. His father was from Dutch-German extraction and my mother was born in Switzerland. He dabbled in art was at an early age.
With his two older brothers, sat at the kitchen table copying characters from the comics, while his mother was the critic, who encouraged them by praising our work. He pursued an art education by attending as an art major, in high school, where he graduated in 1939 with honors. Watercolor was his favorite medium. He was entering local art exhibits, picking up ribbons along the way. While participating in an outdoor art show on Long Island, he was approached by a man running a private art school.
He thought so much of his work, he asked him to teach art at the school. Later he became interested in enamels. Parthesius worked in the style of French impressionists such as Manet, Pizzarro, Boudin, Monet, Renoir and others that have a lot of color in their work.He tried to bring out the nostalgic times of the turn of the century. The ladies in his paintings are dressed in lovely tresses and the men have derbies or high hates. Sometimes he used a standard background which includes children playing ball, flying kites, or carrying balloons.
During his lifetime his enamels became very popular and the artist's works were known to have been owned by such notable celebrities as Sammy Davis, Jr. Barbara Eden, Dean Martin, Paul Mellon, Ethel Merman, Liza Minelli, Princess Jacqueline Oblinsky, Prince Philip of England, Merriweather Post, Vincent Price, Mario Puzzo, Ronald Reagan, Frank Sinatra, Sr. Red Skelton, and John Wayne. Charles Edward Parthesius died in Lindenhurst, New York on April 19, 1997. The item "ANTIQUE ORIGINAL CHARLES PARTHESIUS ENAMEL ON COPPER PAINTING GIRLS in a MEADOW" is in sale since Friday, March 22, 2019.This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "cls55" and is located in Valley Cottage, New York. 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, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.