Franco Matania (1922-2006) - c.1990 Graphite Drawing, Portrait of a Man
DescriptionA finely drawn graphite study with pen and ink detail by well regarded artist Franco Matania. The artist has perfectly captured the tonal variation and the sitters thoughtful expression. With an additional graphite study on the reverse showing a coastal scene with children playfully digging into the sand. Unsigned. On wove.
In fine condition.
26.1 x 19cm (10.3" x 7.5")Sheet: 35.7 x 27.9cm (14.1" x 11")
From a portfolio of graphite studies signed by the artist on the inner sleeve, dated 1987/1994 and inscribed 'Sketchbook - Little Venice Studio'. The collection includes a number of life studies, equestrian and ballet dancer subjects.
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Artist in all media, though mainly in conté and pastel, born in Naples, Italy, who became a British subject in 1935. He was a member of the United Society of Artists, the Society of Graphic Fine Art and Associate of the Society of Equestrian Artists. His outstanding technical ability and classical realist style has granted him much commercial success. Matania's preferred subjects include ballet dancers, life studies and equestrian subjects .
|Artist||Franco Matania (1922-2006)|
|Dimensions||26.1 x 19cm|
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