‘Start of the Horse Race’ Mid Century Oil Painting by George Barrel

‘Start of the Horse Race’ by George Barrel, American (1923-2003). Measure: 36 x 36 inches, oil on canvas, signed. Unframed.

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George Barrel:

George Barrel aka Italo Botti was born Greenwich Village, New York. In 1932, Botti won first competition at the age of nine. He won scholarship at the Leonardo da Vinci School of Art in Brooklyn. He studied at the Brooklyn Academy of Fine Art. He also studied at the Abracheff School of Fine Art and at the Art Student’s League of New York. Major influences on his work have been Nicolai Abracheff, Frank Vincent Dumond, Reginald Marsh and Bernard Lamott, all of whom were his instructors. He taught at the City College of New York. Also created murals, mosaics, stained glass and sculpture. For many years he was represented by Circle Fine Art. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage. He lived in Eveston Illinois in the later part of his life where he had a studio, painted under George Barrel for the International circle.

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