Reginald Gee
"Why Was This Picture Painted"
Painting on Paper

Item#:  503914
Price:  $750

Item's Dimensions:16.5" x 12"
Item's Year of Issue:  Circa 2000
Condition:  Very Good
Materials:  Oil Pastel on
Paper Grocery Bag--unframed
Country of Origin:  USA


Reginald K. Gee painting Why Was This Picture Painted

Description: This work entitled "Why Was This Picture Painted" by "outsider"--i.e. self-taught--artist Reginald K. Gee shows the artist in a reflective mood. It has the quality of a self-portrait.

Gee sometimes works on traditional supports such as canvas, but many of his works use brown grocery bags. The simple, sturdy surface takes the color well. (It also evokes happy images of children sprawling on the floor using crayons on an unfurling roll of butcher paper.) While self-taught, Reginald Gee is accomplished in his ability to construct an interesting image: Using Craypas (oil pastel sticks). Gee paints the background; he then draws the figure and adds touches of additional color on top.

Born in 1964 in Milwaukee, Reginald Gee's heritage is a combination of African-American and Native American. Gee has participated in the Outsider Art Fair (NYC), National Black Fine Arts Show and Chicago Black Art Expo. His work is currently included in a Smithsonian traveling exhibitiong entitled "In the Spirit of Martin". This work is presented unframed. (Custom framing is available for an additional $200.)

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