This is just a great original piece. I have handled a few of Santoro's paintings in the past couple of years. His work is really wonderful and I actually have one hanging in my home.
A great way to really add to your collection. For those not familiar with the artist, I have included his biography below. This is one of the better works I have seen by the artist.A gouache and watercolor on paper measuring 6 1/2 x 10 inches. A wonderful scene of birds flying through ocean spray off the coast of a landscape. Painting is in excellent condition. Archival double matte and complimentary silver frame ready to hang.
Frame measures 14 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches. Really a beautiful example of the artist's work. For those not familiar with the artist, his biography from askart reads: Brought up on Hingham Street in the rough and tumble, multi-ethnic area of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Joe Santoro was the son of Italian-born immigrants. A strong work ethic prevailed in his family, with his father working fourteen-hour days in his barbershop and young Joseph apprenticing toward one day taking over the business.
It was not to be: a passion for drawing from a young age resulted in murals donning the barbershop walls and a cousin named Andy Martin, a world-ranked bantamweight professional boxer, got the youngster interested in fighting. Converting a back room of the barbershop into a training facility, Joe was soon engaged in amateur fights throughout Boston and beyond. Joe turned pro, and over his time of study at Vesper George, he fought twenty- five professional matches. The sports pages of the day called him a slugger, a throw-back to the days when fighters stood toe-to-toe like gladiators.Upon graduation, Joe hung up the gloves as a boxer but continued his love of the sport for decades as a judge and referee. He officiated at several championship fights in Boston which included boxers such as Carmen Basilio, Willie Pep, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Marvin Hagler. Throughout his long association with Cape Ann, he achieved numerous awards and accolades in his chosen medium, watercolor, and served for thirty- eight years as a teacher and ultimately director of art in the Cambridge school system. My family and I met Joe and his lovely wife, Josie, in the mid- 1960s and shared many a holiday meal, and even more stories about all the local and colorful artists he knew. A special bond grew between Joe and my father; identical in age, some similarities in upbringing (my father had done amateur boxing and wrestling and spent two years in art school). Joe used to take my dad into Boston to watch the fights for those rare guy things where ladies stay home. That sounds pretty good to me. CHECK THE PICTURES ON THIS GREAT PIECE. If you have any questions regarding the work, please dont hesitate to ask. Pictures are an excellent indication of condition. I guarantee and stand 100% behind everything I sell. No reason to open up any sort of cases.
Just simply contact me and I will handle any and all problems. The item "Vintage JOSEPH LC SANTORO'Ocean Spray' COASTAL Landscape Painting Listed" is in sale since Monday, December 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "pmfeld" and is located in Holliston, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.