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Lot 828

Sterling Strauser O/B Painting, Handprint with Bird & Flower

Estimate: $350 - $450

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Sterling Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) oil on board painting depicting a white handprint against a blue background, with a blue Morning Glory flower winding around one finger and a ruby throated hummingbird hovering to the left. Highlighted with sgraffito linework. Signed and dated "75 Strauser" lower right. Lyzon Nashville label en verso. Float mounted in a gilt wood frame with a ivory textile mat and gilt fillet. Sight: 10" H x 7 7/8" W. Framed: 15 3/4" H x 13 1/2" W. Biography: Strauser was born in Bloomsburg, PA. and spent most of his life in East Stroudsburg, PA. Alongside his painting, he worked at the International Boiler Works in East Stroudsburg, PA for 32 years until his retirement in 1962. Throughout his career he maintained correspondence with American artists Victor Joseph Gatto (1893-1965) and Jack Savitsky (1910-1991), both of whom have works exhibited in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. Strauser's works have been exhibited at Belmont University and the Lyzon Gallery both in Nashville, TN. However, many of his pieces are in permanent collections at the Sterling Strauser Gallery at the East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, the American Museum in Bath, England, the Everhart Museum in Scranton, PA, and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, as well as numerous other museums, and private and corporate collections. (source: East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania).


Overall good condition with possible areas of inpainting to upper left and right corners, and touch-ups to edges. Minor gilt losses to frame.

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The collection of Dr. Ken and Linda Moore.