I recently purchased an original oil painting at a flea market.The painting is signed wysocki in the lower right hand corner.On the back of the painting it also reads 'WYSOCKI" followed by what appears to be a combination of letters FJ 1305.After a google search i did come across an american artist named Charles Wysocki..however,I contacted one of his surviving relatives in an effort to help identify the painting and she had replied that she had never seen the painting before and that it was not done in her fathers style..So this has sent me back to the drawing board.Being an artist myself i can pretty much tell it is a legitmate oil painting,and that it is rather old. one other thing,on the back of the frame it reads "Famous French Galleries" 1925 Highway 35 Wall,N.J. I did a google search on the gallery as well as the address and i guess the gallery is no longer because there was no valid information on it.I am contacting you to see if i could get some help in identifying the artist of the painting.I appreciate any help.Attached is a photo of the front of the painting as well as the back.
Answer Yes, this painting has nothing to do with a Charles Wysocki. There is an artist "M. Wysocki" a 20th Century California artist who did similar works. A painting of a Rabbi sold for $200 at a sale in California. This painting looks to have been done in the 60's or 70's.
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