This impressive painting conveys strong image of home back somewhere in rural place, most probably US Midwest, it is full with heartbreaking childhood nostalgia and warmth in spite of snowy winter landscape. Enamel on copper depicting traditional American two-story house painted in red. A lonely child in red and blue (very typical for the artist) is standing in front of it. There's a mailbox in front of the child, but we don't see the road as it is all covered in thick snow. There are also some trees behind and to the right of the house and electric poles to the left, all covered in snow.
The sky is very'wintery' gray-blue and it seems like the snow is still falling at the moment as there are some snow flurries throughout the picture. Artist's signature'M Karp' is in the lower right corner. Also, there's word'Max' written on the back of the frame.The painting is presented in the original carved gilt frame with linen fillet. Max Karp, American (1916 - 1999). Max Karp was born in Ohio and raised in California. He was a self-taught artist and one of the few contemporary painters to use enamel for their artistic work. Because of his enormous talent and the fact that he perfected unique processes, which allow the creation of museum-quality, kiln-fired collectibles, his place in art history is assured. Karp began painting by recording in his oils various species of birds and insects for his father who was an ornithologist/entomologist. In the mid-1960's, Karp became interested in the enamel process. Beginning on a small scale, he taught himself the enamel technique and later experimented with the large paintings in enamel for which he is best known. During the last few decades, Karp's enamel paintings have received critical recognition. In 1970 Hamilton Mint commissioned Karp to produce four paintings of the seasons of the year, which were then issued as a limited edition of plates on precious metal. In 1980 Karp's enamel portrait of Beverly Sills was presented to the American Queen of Opera following her final performance on full-length opera.
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