Description:“TUGBOAT OLIVER 1886”This is artist Paul Nickel’s tribute to Tug Boats in an delightful use of paint , cut canvas and found objects.
Frame: Artist self- framed in old Victorian frame, requisite nicks. Under glass.
Dimension: 12 h x 13 w
Condition: Very Good
Paul "Welsh" Nickel
Paul Nickel was a New Jersey artist who constructed his work in the American Folk Art tradition. His inspiration came from old samplers. He laboriously painted, cut and applied canvas, and found objects, and self framed them. He signed the pieces Welsh, and was reknown for his incredible take on his subjects. He was in the Merchant Marine so many of his subjects are ships or sea related. He also drew from Americana for his subjects. He was widely and enthusiastically collected . Anyone who has been lucky enough to own one of his pieces usually came back for more. Mr Nickel passed away in 2006.