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Thu, Apr 18, 2024 09:30PM EDT
Lot 447


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Original watercolor painting on paper by listed artist, George Colin (IL., 1929 - 2014), signed lower right. Features a village scene with a trio of ladies. Art measures 14" h x 21.5" w mounted in a frame measuring 24" x 31". 

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Colin began painting and drawing during the 1950's and amassed a collection of over 7,000 pieces before being "discovered" in the mid-1980's by a Chicago photographer.  The retired flour mill worker has a body of work which includes over 10,000 drawings and painting as well as more than 4,000 pieces of wooden folk art and sculpture. 

His work can be found in the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City, within the private collections of both President George Bush and Oprah Winfrey, and within shops and restaurants throughout Chicago.  

Articles on Mr. Colin have appeared in the Chicago TribuneNorth Shore Magazine, as well as on ABC News and NBC's "Weekends Away".