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"Seated Woman" by Illinois Folk Artist George Colin (American, 1929-2014)

"Seated Woman" by Illinois Folk Artist George Colin (American, 1929-2014)

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Artist: George Colin
Size: Frame size 22″ x 28″ paper ~18″ x 24″
Markings: Signed lower right and verso with date 2-12-1983
Provenance: From the Estate of the artist.
Medium: Pastel on paper
Condition: Very good condition, the condition looks original to the work. This work is done on paper and float mounted. It looks like the paper was cut by hand and is a bit uneven but seems original to the work. Overall, very good condition. The frame is a basic black frame, it shows minor wear, the back is enclosed with a dust jacket.

About the Artist:
Born and raised in California (b. 1929), George Colin lives in Salisbury, Illinois near Springfield. George was a flour sacker at the Pillsbury Company in central Illinois for 30 years. He retired in 1975 on a pension of $100 per month to work on his art full-time. The holder of a certificate from a mail order art school, he worked from his home in a small town of 100 called Salisbury, Illinois. George Colin created a large body of work that is now sought after by collectors. When he was discovered in the 1980s, there was a barn on his property filled with 7,000 paintings and drawings. 

Though he calls himself a folk artist, Colin doesn’t fit into the unschooled or outsider art genre.
His early landscapes were representational, while later work became more abstract.

He began painting and drawing during the 1950’s after subscribing to a Norman Rockwell correspondence course.  Colin has a body of work which includes over 10,000 drawings and painting as well as more than 4,000 pieces of wooden folk art and sculpture.

To date his work can be found in the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City, within the private collections of both President George Bush and Oprah Winfrey, as well as numerous private and corporate collections.

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