Up for your consideration is for a wonderfully done oil painting of a comfortable looking man. It is signed Brootip on the lower left corner.This painting was done by a very famous painter-Bill Root who painted quite often in a Rembrandt style. This is one of his 1960s era work. He is known on Deviant Art and has/had some of his works at the Saatchi Gallery in London. I bought it from a lady who stated that she was divorcing her husband and this was a portrait of him. Her husband treasured this painting and being mad at the time- she knifed the painting, (notice the tear by the right eye) and it remains as it was given to me over ten years ago.
Below is a brief bio of Bill Root taken from his website. Sadly he has passed away and I believe his family is maintaining the website: Bill Root is a self-taught artist who started painting in the late 1960's.Most of his work at that time depicted domestic life, in the tradition of Rembrandt and Vermeer. Many of his other recognized paintings were scenes documenting the hippie movement of the'60's.
BRoot added the "ip" to his signature to include his then wife, Tippy Dalrymple. Brootip could be a very loose Dutch translation meaning "crust of the bread" and is well suited for the genre style of painting and consistent with the artist's love of the old Dutch Masters.
Very little was completed between the 1970's and the new millennium. In April of 2000, Brootip found new inspiration and restored his love for the Rembrandt style. His most recent paintings reflect a polished and more preciseness, continuing in the tradition of the Dutch Masters. His new signature adds to the original an additional "B", for the source of his inspiration, a young Dutch woman named Betty. The frame measures about 20 X 24 and the actual painting is about 14 X 18.
It will need to be restored as the rip doesnt look nice for such a great portrait. There is also a chip on the top upper side of the frame. Thank you for looking at my listing. And please feel free to ask questions!The item "Vintage oil painting signed & FRAMED-Bill Root artist rare portrait BROOTIP nr" is in sale since Saturday, April 08, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Art from Dealers & Resellers\Paintings". The seller is "leaferdude" and is located in Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.