Portrait of Johnny Carson, oil crayons on paper,
19 1/2" x 15 1/2" sight,
x 19 1/2" frame.
About the Painting: This painting was previously described as
in "excellent" condition. I received
an offer for the painting and before concluding
the transaction discovered it had some water
damage which went undetected after a leak
in my storage area a few years ago. The painting
is still available, but I will need to examine
it out of the frame and revise the condition
About the Artist: Pease received his first formal art instruction
at Pratt Institute in New York City where
he earned his undergraduate degree. Subsequently,
he held a teaching assistantship from the
University of South Florida while completing
his masters degree program in art. Worked
for Walt Disney Productions before continuing
his studies at the Ecole Des Beuax Arts in
Paris. He also studied at the Skowhegan School
of Painting and Sculpture and the Art Students
League of New York where he won the Anco
Wood Foundation Merit Scholarship. He was
a member of the Portrait Club of New York
and a staff member of the National Portrait
Seminar Studio at 416 West 56th Street, NY,
NY. - information provided on a printed bio provided
with the painting by the previous owner.
Note: This painting could have been a private
sitting, but it might also have been done
at a street kiosk - or from a photograph.
Other than the bio provided by the previous
owner, we have been unsuccessful in establishing
biographical information about this artist.
We have found a writer with the name, and
discovered the obituary of another William
J. Pease ("William was born on February
1, 1957 and passed away on Friday, July 16,
2010. William was a resident of Gainesville,
Florida.") We shall appreciate any information
that will enable us to explain the origins
of this painting.
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