RARE COLLECTION - 8 Old OIL PAINTINGS - WILLARD J. PAGE
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I have a theory about this collection of eight miniature oils created by Willard Page sometime around 1935 to 1945, I believe. Every single day for a couple weeks I’ve been looking at them – looking at how nicely done they are and how they pretty much give us a fairly comprehensive insight into the body of work of Willard Page and his dearly loved wife, Ethel..
Willard and Ethyl were educators and vagabonds and artists and hippies way before t were hippies. (That's just me talking.) Willard’s paintings supported them as they traveled the Great Southwest in a makeshift camper. And this wasn’t just one trip. They were “on the road” for many years. Their story is fascinating, sad, adventurous and thought-provoking. That’s the collection. We’ll look closely at each, of course, but I wanted you to notice they’re all the same size, 4” by 4”, including the identical gold frames.
Each is signed on the front, of course, but t’s more. His “stamp” with the address of his first studio in Boulder, Colorado also appears. (We’ll talk about the red stickers from Tucson in a jiffy.... read more