WILLIAM H. CLARKE (NOTTOWAY CO., VIRGINIA, 20TH / 21ST CENTURY) OUTSIDER ART AFRICAN-AMERICAN PAINTING, oil pastel on board (with pencil tracing and highlights), titled "Tool Shed", a colorful genre scene depicting a father cutting his son's hair (using the bowl technique) out in the yard by a shed. Signed "William H. Clarke / 97" lower right. Artist's stamp and certificate of authenticity (with title "Tool Shed") verso. Matted and housed in an old frame. Circa 1997. 16 3/4" x 12 1/2" sight, 22 3/4" x 18 1/2" OA. Provenance: From a private Lynchburg, VA collection. Catalogue Note: William H. Clarke (20th century) lives and works in Blackstone, Virginia where he continues to create memory paintings of his childhood growing up in a rural Southside African-American community. His work was featured in the Corcoran Gallery's exhibit "Common Ground" and he is represented in numerous collections.
Painting in excellent condition. Frame with minor wear.