Brother Matthew OSF signed clown painting on barnwood

Signed Brother Matthew O.S.F clown painting on wood. 18" tall, 9" wide. This is a great piece of art, especially for the clown collector.

Brother Matthew Gallagher, O.S.F. Born: September 25, 1923 Died: June 1, 2007. Brother Matthew, O.S.F. formerly John Gallagher of Morristown , New Jersey , entered the Franciscan Order in 1956. After serving in the Army during World War II he attended the Newark School of Fine Arts. Upon graduation he opened a religious book store and art studio, where he could teach his beloved handicapped. It was through one cerebral palsy student that he became interested in the Franciscan Order, culminating into his joining this Community.

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