Charles Wysocki (artist)

Charles M. Wysocki, Jr. (November 16, 1928 – July 29, 2002) was an American painter, whose works depict a stylized balance of American animatronics of yesteryear. While some of his works accomplishment 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 operational in local art studios, he was drafted into the Army and spent his two-year hitch in West Germany. After his assistance he went to the Art Center School in Los Angeles under the G.I. Bill, where he studied to be a advertisement illustrator. After functioning in that showground 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 relatives were ahead of time settlers in the San Fernando Valley, Wysocki came to appreciate a simpler, more rural liveliness than that of the big city. Together they made many trips to New England, which served to nurture his interest in to the lead American folk art. For a while, he continued his lucrative public notice art accomplish while developing his primitive art in his spare time. Eventually, though he devoted everything of his attention to this further interest. His affect was marketed and licensed by AMCAL, Inc. and for a get older by the Greenwich Workshop, Ltd.

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

Works from his cat collection include Frederick the Literate, a mackerel tabby asleep on a stamp album case.

Although An American Celebration met taking into consideration 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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