Piccolo Art to Attend Wilton Sunner Antique Show

. June 6, 2009

Piccolo Art the leading dealer in figurative art is pleased to announce it will be attending the Wilton Connecticut Summer Antique Show. The show will feature dealers from abroad and around the country.

Piccolo Art will be featuring a number of new items including a piece by John Steurt Curry on of the Regionalist Artist. The piece is an artist preparation sketch for the 1944 Limited Edition Club version of the Red badge of Courage. Upon inspection it was discovered another drawing on the reverse side.

and career would take him to many different locales, his heart and indeed his work never left the land of his birth. Studying art originally at home as a boy in Kansas, and later in Kansas City, Chicago, and briefly in Paris, Curry’s enthusiasm for painting developed and grew in the 1910s and 20s. Working originally illustrating magazines and books, his “Baptism in Kansas,” painted in 1928 and purchased in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney gained him not only recognition but the funds to make a career in painting. By this time, he has settled in Connecticut and begun to continue painting in the “regionalist” style, depicting and glorifying images of the United States Midwest. In 1936, he was named the “artist in residence” at the University of Wisconsin, and continued to produce works and gain regional acclaim for the next decade. At the very end of his life the works of his and other Regionalist painters were beginning to recede into obscurity as Abstract and other modern forms of art rose to national prominence. Curry died of a heart attack in 1946, at the age of 49.

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