• Signed by the Artist
• Paper Lithograph
• Limited Edition Print
• Edition Size: 2500 S/N
• Image size: 17 5/8"w x 26 1/2"h.
• Release Date 1988
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This piece is part of the Charles Wysocki "Ladies in Waiting" series of prints.
The poem at the bottom of the lithograph reads:
"Blossoming out of my heart and into my arms, here my treasure from the sea. My devoted Valentine home at last and forever kissing we'll be. My joy, my love, my beloved sailor never ever leaving me. Oh but alas, how strong Horatio my captain the call to wander the sea?"
Charles M. Wysocki, Jr., was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Charles M. Wysocki and Mary K. Wysocki. His father had been born in Poland, while his mother had been born in Kansas of Polish born parents.
At Cass Technical High School in Detroit he studied art. In 1950 while working in local art studios, he was drafted into the Army and spent his two-year hitch in West Germany. After his service he went to the Art Center School in Los Angeles under the G.I. Bill, where he studied to be a commercial illustrator. After working in that field in Detroit for four years, he returned to Los Angeles where he helped to form a freelance advertising agency.
In 1960, he met Elizabeth G. Lawrence, an art graduate of UCLA, whom he married on July 29 of that year in Los Angeles. Through his wife whose family were early settlers in the San Fernando Valley, Wysocki came to appreciate a simpler, more rural life than that of the big city. Together they made many trips to New England, which served to nurture his interest in early American folk art. For a while, he continued his lucrative commercial art work while developing his primitive art in his spare time. Eventually, though he devoted all of his attention to this new interest, His work was marketed and licensed by AMCAL, Inc. and for a time by the Greenwich Workshop, Ltd.
He died a resident of Joshua Tree, California. He was survived by his wife and their three children.
Born: Charles M. Wysocki, Jr. November 16, 1928
Died: November 17, 2002, Sedona, AZ
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