Oil on canvas
Colorful modern figurative portrait of a trio of string musicians by Connecticut artist Gerald Garston. The work features three men in blue suits playing a violin, cello, and bass instruments set against a red floral wallpaper. Reminiscent to the tubular renderings and facial expressions of the iconic Cubist artist Ferdinand Leger. Signed and dated by artist in upper left corner. Currently hung in the original vintage wood frame with silver decorative facing.
Born in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1925, Gerald Drexler Garston was an American painter and printmaker best known for his clean, geometric figures and animals. A graduate of John Hopkins University, Garston went on to study under well-known artists such as Karl Metzler, Louis Boucher, and Josef Albers. His work, “Pastime,” which depicts a baseball player holding an American flag standing in front of a pastoral landscape, was featured as the center work of the Smithsonian Institute’s traveling exhibition of baseball art titled “Diamonds are Forever.” Garston passed away in his Leyden, Massachusetts home in 1994.
Dimensions With Frame
H 45.13 in. x W 54.88 in. x D 2 in.
Dimensions Without Frame
H 44.13 in. x W 53.75 in.