Posted 5 years ago
The art work looks like it is painted on fine linen or silk. Both matts are beveled and look to be a fine type of linen also. The frames look like bamboo, gold and very good conditions. The glass is in excellent condition. The back has a brown type paper (no rips) wires, threaded and twisted through eyelets. There are two green felt pads on the bottom corners. Also a sticker in the lower right corner stating "jinx Gallery & Framing; 6513 N. Mesa; El Paso, TX 79912; Phone 584-1766 (odd to me there's no area code).
I can't find anything on the "Jinx Gallery & Framing" other than Texas Monthlys dating back to 1980 advertising shows; a couple of famed southwest artist work in the gallery, and a current obit, Meda Greene who was quite an impression 92 yr old gal in life; worked for Eleanor Roosevelt in the cultural department and sailed with a fleet of 150 naval vessels to Hawaii during WWII to work as a secretary. She married and ended up in El Paso in 1965; she was an artist. Her obit stated she worked for the gallery for a long time. I'm assuming this art gallery is very high end. picked them today at an amazing price for I
I picked the both for $15. Let me know if you can fine anything on these. I included a pic of the letter "characters" maybe if translated it can provide a clue. Thanks again for your help.