This finely-rendered oil painting on board is entitled, "Poor Lark!", and is a surreal depiction of a nude figure having pierced the breast of a giant bird, now dead. John Wilde was a Surrealist painter with a focus on life and death through grotesque, doll-like people in otherworldly situations. Wilde had a six-decade career as a painter and with the exception of serving in the Army during World War II, lived his entire life in Wisconsin. Signed: J53 in upper right. Provenance -The Galleries of Frank Oehlschlaeger, Sarasota, FL.
Overall size: 10 1/2 x 12 in. Sight size: 6 1/4 x 8 in.
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