Varaldo Guiseppe (V.J.) Cariani (1891-1969)
Overlooking Clay Lick Valley
Oil on Board
8 x 10 inches
Signed Lower Right
This painting was featured in our weekly email on 8/22/14 along with the following gallery comments:
Varaldo J. Cariani (‘V.J.’ per his signature and ‘Cari’ to everyone who knew him) attended the Art Students League in New York as was lured to Indianapolis by his lifetime partner, Marie Goth upon her return to Indiana from New York. V. J. and Marie settled in separate cottages in Nashville, IN where he remained the rest of his life. He is beloved for his large, tight floral still lifes which featured flowers from his extensive garden. He split time with his subject matter, painting many landscapes featuring locales throughout his beloved Brown County. On offer today is Overlooking Clay Lick Valley – a very nice example of his work and housed in the original, artist-created, hand-carved frame. Could it be any more adorable…? The frame has been restored and the painting has been cleaned and revarnished. A gem of a piece from this desirable Hoosier artist transplant.
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