Dr. Charles J. Higley (Balston Spa, New York, 1894-1958) School Daze.
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
- Date / Time :
- August 15, 2010 10:00AM
Dr. Charles J. Higley (Balston Spa, New York, 1894-1958)
School Daze. Signed "Hig" l.r., titled below. Oil on canvas, 21 1/4 x 30 in., in a period painted and carved wood frame. Condition: Very good.
Provenance: Family descent. According to a circa 1950 article published in the Schenectady Gazette, Dr. Charles J. Higley was the village health officer in the town of Ballston Spa, in Saratoga County, New York. He took up painting as a hobby in 1942, and over the years painted over 150 pictures. He kept a scrapbook of photographs of each of his paintings with a poem he wrote for each capturing the picture. He created a set of comic characters he calls his 'Bogus People.' The article announces his upcoming exhibition at the Presbyterian Chapel. It also mentions he exhibited at the Sarasota, Florida, Art Association, in 1948. A photocopy of the article accompanies the lot.