Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Minnie Holsinger, The Farmer's Wife #13, Phil Dike (?)

This is image #13 of my on-going series sharing the pages of the scrap book of Minnie Holsinger, which she collected in the 30s and 40s while she and my Grandfather Charlie Holsinger were saving to buy a farm.
I can’t find a signature and the bottom gutter doesn’t have any type on it. I venture to guess that this painting is by Phil Dike (it’s a watercolor, after all), though I could easily be wrong. The example posted in “Farmer’s Wife #11) is much freer, more bravura. This piece is tightly controlled, skillful though it may be.
Actually, upon reflection, I conclude that it looks nothing like the Dike painting, is by a completely different artist, and am embarrassed that I briefly thought they were by the same hand.

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