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    Posted 6 years ago

    Stillwater
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    Found out who it was, Robert H. Kennicott (1892-1983 Los Angeles, CA)
    I'm seriously wondering if this was a portrait of Howard Hughes. It looks just like him, and his hair is parted on the same side. Going to do some more research

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Very well executed. Seems to convey his character. Maybe a used car salesman. Just joking there!
    2. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
      Haha you're funny
    3. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
      Anyone good at making out signatures?
    4. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      I read Kinnicott.
    5. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      or maybe Kinnicutt????
    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      I checked around on ask.art.com. There is an Ohio artist William H. Kinnicott (1865-1934) . I know the painting is dated '46 but sometimes bio's can be wrong on these lesser known artists. Might be an interesting lead though. Maybe another family member who painted ??
    7. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
      Robert H. Kennicott (1892-1983 Los Angeles, CA)
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Rucklez, I don't think I could get into an "artistic form" anymore, if ever! I really like this painting. Very slightly reminds me of my father, but without the image of a car salesman who just lost a sale. I think it just projects a lot of feeling. Oh, I have been in a number of un-artistic forms but we won't delve into that.
    9. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
      Actually, on the back is written "HH Despondent," and I'm seriously thinking this could be Howard Hughes, who was kind of a despondent guy to begin with.

      I've compared it to some photos of him around then and they look PRETTY darn similar. What do you guys think?
    10. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
      His hair is even parted the same side Hughes parted his
    11. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Y'all might be on to something! That actually does look like Hughes. He always dodged cameras. It's an interesting facet.
      Rucklez, I have the body of a 25 yr. old, changed only by the next 40 yrs. . Many of my friends have tattoo's & I tell them, "I can't imagine disfiguring such a perfect example of male physic as mine". I usually have to leave because the laughter goes past my bed time.
    12. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Why is it spelled Kinnicott, not Kennicott, I wonder? What do you know about the artist?
    13. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
      "rucklczglass, 12 hours ago
      Could be a self-portrait. Us CW women members also enjoy seeing -males- in artistic forms.... ;-)"

      Lol thanks Ruckl, you're absolutely right, I'm sure there is a female audience for this piece
    14. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Would be interesting to find out this is Howard Hughes, I've never seen a photo of him with a dimple in his chin. Great portrait, whoever it is. :)
    15. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
      Yes you're right, good eye, he didn't have a dimple, and I noticed that as well. Could be that he asked the artist to add one so he looked manlier, or the artist took artistic license. They aren't photographs so I guess he could paint him however he wanted
    16. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      https://www.google.com/search?q=pictures+of+howard+hughes&biw=969&bih=724&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0CBwQsARqFQoTCLK55-vd3cgCFQx0Pgod7SME3g
    17. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      The first thing that grabs me is his right eye .....if you the pictures I posted his hair is parted left , right and down the middle ...but that right eye looks like a what I call a lazy eye ....
    18. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      should read ........if you look at the pictures ...still on my first cup of coffee....lol
    19. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      Ok have my 5th coffee in me ,ready to rock and roll ,.f you Google HH Museums theirs 3 or 4 of them out there ...write to them and send a picture of what you have ...if its him they'll get fired up and want to talk to you , nothing to lose but time ...have a great day...
    20. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
      What do you mean by HH museums??
    21. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      Howard Hughes ...Museums
    22. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      or write to these folk in the art department ...I been in touch with them a few times ....their slow but good..
      http://www.christies.com/about-us/contact/client-services/
    23. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
      In my experience, Christies and Southebys NEVER respond back to you unless you have something worth 5-6 figures
    24. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
      Roycroftbooks - I couldn't find any Howard Hughes museums at all? There was one article about the Spruce Goose at an aviation museum

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