Vincent was a prolific artist and was heavily influenced by the artist Julian Ritter who in fact helped Vincent through a difficult financial period in his life by suggesting that he paint nudes. Vincent is most well-known for his nude oil paintings that currently hang in nearly 300 galleries worldwide. Several times during his career, his work was the center of media attention. First, in 1980 when his work was destroyed in the MGM Grand Hotel fire in Las Vegas, and again when a portrait was stolen then recovered in the home of a celebrity art collector.
He has painted portraits of some of the most famous people in the world, but painting nudes were always his passion. As a perfectionist, he constantly strived to capture the elegance of women. Lawrence was once quoted as saying I wanted to put women on a pedestal. Here's a quote from his Obituary in the San Diego Union-Tribune.
"Most of us can only dream of living the life that Lawrence "Vincent Garrison lived. Following his service in the Marine Corps during World War II, he attended the New England School of Art in Boston, MA. Following graduation, he moved to San Diego, with his wife Elizabeth and began painting professionally.The dimensions of the image area are 24" X 48". Please see the photos and make your own assessment and don't hesitate to contact me if you have any question. The item "VINTAGE VINCENT LARRY GARRISON LIFE NUDE FEMALE OIL PAINTING SIGNED (1960s)" is in sale since Sunday, September 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "roustalab2050" and is located in Irvine, California. This item can be shipped to United States.