Pascal Cucaro Large-Scale Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
An original, large-scale, abstract
expressionist oil painting by Pascal Cucaro. Signed lower left "Cucaro".
Original frame. Pastel color pallet with sail boat theme. Very Good Condition, Original Condition Unaltered. Measures 63.25ʺW × 1.75ʺD × 27.25ʺH.
He was a familiar figure on the bohemian San Francisco art scene in the 1940s and 1950s, showing and selling his paintings of clowns, seascapes, crowd scenes and other subjects, in North beach bars, bookstores and nightclubs such as the hungry i.
Sales of Mr. Cucaro's color-splashed pictures -- which included images of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sausalito waterfront and his daughter, Angelique -- caught on, and were a staple for many years at the Cory galleries on Geary Street and at Fisherman's Wharf. He called his style of realism a blend of impressionism and expressionism, and it had a popular appeal.
Mr. Cucaro was born Pascal Cucaro in Youngstown, Ohio. After serving in the Army in World War II, he settled in San Francisco to attend the California School of Fine Arts, which later became the San Francisco Art Institute. He lived with his family for many years in Sausalito, where he became a familiar and popular character, carrying his pictures under his arm and selling them from place to place.
SOURCE: SFGate less