Earl Staley

"King, Shaman, (Fool)" Monumental Contemporary Mythological Triptych Painting 1975

$18,000

Material

Acrylic Paint, Canvas

About

Monumental museum size warm toned panel (part of a triptych) by Houston artist Earl Staley depicting a Southern landscape with rock formations. A small black mythological figure in a squat position with both arms stretched sideways is depicted at the middle of the painting, adding a surrealistic effect to the impressionist landscape rendering. Titled and signed by the artist at the back. Unframed but framing options are available.

Artist Biography

Earl Staley grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and resides in Houston, Texas. He is an artist and teacher with more than 50 years of experience. Mr. Staley holds Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. He taught at Washington University, St. Louis; Rice University, Houston; and the University of St. Thomas, Houston, where he was chairperson of the Art Department. Today he teaches in the Fine Art program at Lonestar College-Tomball, TX. Mr. Staley is the recipient of three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1981 he received the Rome Prize in Painting from the American Academy in Rome, Italy: he sided in Rome for 4 years. Mr. Staley's paintings look back to his artistic roots and forward to new interpretations of the myths and symbols embedded in his life.

Dimensions

H 66.5 in. x W 156.5 in. x D 1.75 in.