WILLIAM H. CLARKE (NOTTOWAY CO., VIRGINIA, 20TH / 21ST CENTURY) OUTSIDER ART AFRICAN-AMERICAN PAINTING, oil pastel on board (with pencil tracing and highlights), titled "Home", a colorful genre scene depicting figures at work and play outside a rural home. Signed "William Clarke" lower left. Artist's stamp and certificate of authenticity (with title "Home") verso. Matted and housed in an old frame. Late 20th century. 9 3/4" x 14 3/4" sight, 15 1/2" x 20 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.