George Crionas (b. 1925 – 2004) RARE numbered lithograph of a Clown reading the Wall Street Journal Listed CA. artist. If you are familiar with this artists works you will also know how difficult it is to find lithographs like this one. This is the real deal here my friends, the authenticity of this lithograph and the overall condition is guaranteed...
Signed in pencil George Crionas. this is one of his earlier lithographs and is fresh to the market, never offered before and it has been sitting in a private collection all its life in a dry climate controlled non smokers home before being purchased locally just this past week.
Size is 12 x 15.5 not including the original frame which brings it to 20 x 24 inches.
Condition MINT-- Wonderful addition to anyone’s Crionas collection, you will not be disappointed!
Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1925, his career began almost the moment he could manipulate a pencil. By age 13, George's work was being published in the Detroit News, prompting one writer to note that" Little George Crionas is an extraordinary talent, with nothing but a bright future ahead.
In World War II, George designed and painted emblems and insignia for the nose sections of B-29's.
Moving to California in 1947, Crionas began a long period of study under masters, Francis DeErderly, Rico Lebrun, and Howard Warshaw. To further his career, he drew caricatures at night, of the many famous celebrities, who frequented the bars and supper clubs of the era. He sold his paintings to these same clients, who are proud to say today that they own his work.
Best known for the very human qualities his clowns portray, he interjects a special uniqueness of spirit into his impressions of gambling, street scenes, and portraits. His mediums include oil, acrylic, etchings, and more recently, serigraphs and lithographs.
Mr. George Crionas passed away in 2004.
You can pick this up in person if you live close by. We live in Rio Vista.