oil on canvas, signed and dated Paul Vavlitis 1979 lower left with a second signature en verso, the scene has a despairing older woman with two children sleeping nearby. Presented in wooden frame with a linen liner.
DOA 27.5 x 31.25 in.; 19.75 x 23.5 in.
The October 14, 2004 Washington Post obituary of painter Paul C. Vavlitis notes that he came to America from Cyprus as a teenager and served as an Army Air Force aerial photographer during World War II. Trained as a visual artist after the war, Mr. Vavlitis became highly regarded for his portraits of international political and religious leaders as well as his genre scenes depicting Cypriot life.
A Single-Owner Collection of Cypriot History & Culture from The Cyprus Museum of Jacksonville, North Carolina
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