An oil and casein on masonite, depicting an Italian courtyard view, with moon, stars and a colorful palette among a night sky. Characteristic of Faulkner's mature work and derived from his time based in Taormina, Italy. Housed in the original frame, with splashes of paint to the frame itself (Faulkner typically executed works on masonite within the frame), and signed l.r.
Henry Faulkner was a poet, artist, and social phenomenon who made his home in Lexington, Kentucky during most of his career. He wintered in Key West, and was associated with the likes of Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemmingway, and Tennessee Williams, the latter of which he was known to have had a romantic relationship. He was heavily influenced by Marc Chagall, and the subjects of his work tend to be musical and poetic. A major recent publication,The Gift of Color, has reinvigorated interest in his work, along with several major retrospectives and exhibitions. He was known for many things, among them his last minute shows, hanging works on ceilings, his kind nature, and his pet goat Alice, whom he was known to take with him everywhere.
6.5" x 4.5" (sight)
10" x 8" (framed)
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