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Oil and acrylic on canvas, late 20th century, portrait inscribed in feigned gilt circular border, unsigned, presented in gilt frame.
Frame dimensions 42 x 36 in.From the Personal Collection of Mr. William Ivey Long, Seaboard, North Carolina and New York, New York
Stephen White is an acclaimed artist living and practicing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is known for his textured paintings with gilt highlights that are inspired by ancient Byzantine techniques and Asian influences. White’s favorite model, a woman named Marian, has been the muse for the stylized female figures often depicted in White’s work throughout his career.
This particular painting is a student work by Stephen White, completed during his graduate studies in the Art Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Stephen White and William Ivey Long were classmates at UNC, and White completed this painting for Long, as well as several other paintings that are offered here at auction.
Some flaking to gold paint particularly at upper left.