1960s Illustration Painting of Boxing Match | Charles Gould
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Here we have a stunning illustration art painting of two boxers in a match to end all matches. I'll cut straight to the chase. The execution by the hand of the artist, Charles Gould, is signed, sealed and delivered in spades. The boxing scene absolutely pops with the angle of the pugilists and their movement. The phrase "leaving it on the mat" takes on another level. And all the while the night is about to engulf the entire scene. When referencing the practice ink sketch, you can see all the faces of the audience that are swallowed up in the actual painting, with only a few peering out of the half light.
The boxing artwork is signed "Chas Gould" and dated November 10, 1960s. Charles Gould was an illustrator artist from Minnesota. Here's a short biography courtesy of the Kiwatchi Adventures website.
Gould was raised in the Brainerd, Minnesota, area and received a BA degree in art and business advertising from St. Cloud State University and an advanced degree in art design from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. For a number of years he worked as an advertising artist and art director with Josten’s Co. in the Minneapolis area and free-lanced as an artist for seventeen years after leaving Josten’s.
The unframed oil on cardboard and the practice ink sketch both measure 14" wide by 10" tall. Both pieces show slight patina from storage over the years. Please see pics as they are part of the description.
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Virtuoso execution. You know it when you see it. The haunting painting hits you like a surprise left hook.