John S. Vargo, b1929 Ohio sorry, sold.

New York painter

Impressionist Barns and Wildflowers

oil on canvas, 15 x 18 inches

Signed J.S. Vargo, lower left

in newer carved wood frame, outer size 23 x 27 inches

Condition of all:  Excellent.  No restorations.

Who was Who in American Art (Peter Falk): John Vargo was a highly exhibited and awarded painter who was also a teacher at Syracuse University. His works are in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Syracuse University, Munson Williams Proctor Institute in Utica New York and Le Moyne College.  He was commissioned to paint a mural at The Erie Canal.  He had solo exhibitions at Pennyslvania State University, and was awarded the Eagan Presidential Plaza award in 1964 as well as three other awards at numerous exhibitions.

This oil painting was purchased in New York state.  It is an outstanding summertime impressionist landscape, with hills and barns in the distance and golden and purple wildflowers in the lower ground.  We assume it is a scene in New York State, but it could be equally at home in New England, where there are identical old barns.  The painting seems to date from the 1960s.






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