Galen J. Perrett Artwork of Surreal Statue of Liberty Scene
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Here we have a surreal illustration of a man collapsing at the feet of the Statue of Liberty by illustration artist Galen Joseph Perrett (1875 - 1949). This one hits like a ton of bricks. The scene strikes at the heart of the American experience in a haunting way. Then you add the stunning colors and design. Don't miss out on the half light blocks in the background. The detail comes together into one powerful synergy. The composition doesn't pop, it explodes.
The rare artwork appears to be a graphite drawing with gouache coloring. The illustration art is signed in the lower righthand corner. I'm not sure of the date but I'm guessing later in his Perrett's life (1940s). However, it may be earlier. The framed painting came out of a banker's art estate in Chicago.
Here is the short biography of Galen Perrett from the Rockport Art Association archive:
Born in Chicago, Illinois, 1875. Marine painter, estate at Land's End, Rockport. Studied at University of Illinois, Chicago Art Institute, Julien's, Paris, Munich Academy. Member, Salmagundi Club. Past president, Rockport Art Association. Exhibited at Paris Salon, St. Louis Exposition, Chicago Institute, National Academy. One man shows in New York City and elsewhere.
The vintage illustration art is professionally framed. The framed piece measures 19" tall and 15 1/2" wide. The exposed image measures 13" tall and 10" wide. The glass and frame have a few light scuffs. There may be a crease in the bottom left corner (see pic). I haven't examined the piece outside of the frame. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
I ship FedEx to street addresses in the continental USA only (no PO boxes please). Free shipping on the rare artwork.
Freedom has never been so surreal and haunting. It'll light your way.