Hello, how are you? My name is Joe. I was at an antique store in Greenport, NY this weekend and came across the painting in the attached photos. It is dated 1963 and I feel it can be a fairly significant part of General Motor's history, or at the least just a part of it. It is in great condition and I believe a one-of-a-kind. Can you please help me and let me know if you recognize it or have any ideas on what it is, who the artist is, or anything? Please help me!
Answer Dear Joe,
I am well thank you. I hope you are doing well. I am not a GM history buff, but I researched the image and the likeness is close to the Chairman of the Board in 1963, Frederick G. Donner. I do not recognize the artist signature. Overall it may have been a sketch done by a talented employee.The signature looks like "Romano". It appears to be an original drawing with ink and likely watercolor; which does make it an original piece. Interesting drawing where the artist did varying levels of detail from a very detailed face to comic illustration clothing and then a very simple horse. Sometimes there is more information under framing material if you wanted to take apart. Be careful handling the paper as it may be brittle.It may have value to Chevrolet related collectors.
I hope this information is helpful.
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Thank you, I sincerely appreciate the response. Please feel free to comment further if you happen to stumble across any more info in the future. Thanks again
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