Charles Wysocki (artist)

Charles M. Wysocki, Jr. (November 16, 1928 – July 29, 2002) was an American painter, whose works depict a stylized tally of American energy of yesteryear. While some of his works take action horseless carriages, most depict the horse and buggy era.

Charles M. Wysocki, Jr., was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Charles M. Wysocki and Mary K. Wysocki. His daddy was born in Poland, while his mom was born in Kansas to Polish-born parents.

At Cass Technical High School in Detroit he studied art. In 1950 while involved in local art studios, he was drafted into the Army and spent his two-year hitch in West Germany. After his minister to he went to the Art Center School in Los Angeles below the G.I. Bill, where he studied to be a poster illustrator. After practicing in that ring 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 upon July 29 of that year in Los Angeles. Through his wife whose associates were forward 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 concentration in in advance American folk art. For a while, he continued his lucrative flyer art be in while developing his primitive art in his spare time. Eventually, though he devoted whatever of his attention to this supplementary interest. His accomplish was marketed and licensed by AMCAL, Inc. and for a mature by the Greenwich Workshop, Ltd.

His books include An American Celebration: The Art of Charles Wysocki.

Works from his cat buildup include Frederick the Literate, a mackerel tabby asleep upon a autograph album case.

Although An American Celebration met taking into account much success, Publishers Weekly dubbed him a faux naïve artist.

He died a resident of Joshua Tree, California. He was survived by his wife and their three children.

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