WILLIAM H. CLARKE (NOTTOWAY CO., VIRGINIA, 20TH / 21ST CENTURY) OUTSIDER ART AFRICAN-AMERICAN PAINTING, oil pastel on board (with pencil tracing and highlights), titled "The Resting Place", an intimate scene of a young man sitting on a bucket underneath a tree with a bucket full of apples nearby. Signed "William Clarke" lower left. Artist's stamp and certificate of authenticity (with title "Resting Place") verso. Housed in an old molded-composition gold-painted frame. Late 20th century. 21" x 27" sight, 27" x 32 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 wear and small losses.