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    Posted 10 years ago

    vanskyock24
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    does anybody know anything about this painting or the painter its signed sumner fauley 1911

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    1. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 10 years ago
      Can find nothing on a artist by that name, But census shows a Sumner Fauley born 1865 died 1930 in that time period in Ohio. Hard to tell but it is nice! Dave
    2. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 10 years ago
      okay appreciate the info dizzydave
    3. Jeff Price, 10 years ago
      I have a water color portrait of either a Navajo or an Apache Indian male in native dress signed by Sumner Fauley and dated 1912--nice work!
    4. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 10 years ago
      thanks doodle
    5. Bill S., 9 years ago
      I really appreciate the information. Back in the late 1960's my mother gave me a Sumner Fauley signed watercolor of an African-American Santa Claus, dated 1910, which she bought at an estate auction in southwestern Ohio. The figure grins broadly behind a wooly gray beard, and sports a gray wool jacket, tassled blue and red cap, red suspenders and belt with a large silver buckle, checkered blue trousers and black laced boots. He holds a reindeer crop (whip) in one mittened hand and three toy carts dangle from the other. A large basket of colorful toys is mounted on his back. Amazing detail, and the subject is treated with a lot of humor and sensitivity. I'm happy to learn of other works by this artist. Thanks.
    6. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 9 years ago
      thank you bill he must done quite a few paintings. glad to others has his work also
    7. paris3654, 8 years ago
      My mother has a painting by Sumner Fauley that was painted on a window blind. It's a painting of a Santa Claus climbing into a Chimney. It is quite large and was hung on a wall in our home every year during the holidays. My mother told me that Sumner Fauley was a student at her Grandfather's school in Columbus, Ohio. The school was the Capitol College of Music and Oratory and was directed by my great grandfather, Frank Skinner Fox. Mr. Fauley was a student there during the early 1900's and lived with my great grandfather's family for a time. Unfortunately, I know nothing else about the artist. The painting on the window blind is signed in the same manner as the painting above, with the 4 little hashmarks under the name. I believe the painting is dated 1918.

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