27 July 2014

'The Silent Master'

Here on Top eBay Chess Items by Price, the series of chess sets last seen in Chess and the Killer Klowns ends with the item pictured below. Titled 'Small Original NYC Central Park ALBERT GEORGE HANDELL Impressionist Oil Painting', it sold for US $610 after receiving 22 bids from nine bidders.

The description added,

Measuring 9" by 12" this mid 20th century American Impressionist Oil Painting is on canvas artist board. It is signed in the upper right hand corner "Al Handell." Albert George Handell (1937- ) was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Sante Fe in 1985. He studied art in New York City at the Art Students League and became known for his outdoor paintings.

This authentic Albert Handell impressionist oil painting depicts two gentleman playing chess, with two other people looking on. The bench and table are near the Chess and Checker House of Central Park. The condition is perfect without any restorations and it comes framed in its original 16" by 19" distressed wood frame.

For more about the artist, see his website Albert Handell ("The Silent Master").

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