Old Man by Lou MarchettiThis is Lou Marchetti's first portrait.  The subject was a homeless man who was occasionally paid to pose at the Art Students League where Lou was a student.  The painting is oil on canvas and was created in the late 1940's.

We have been unsuccessful in taking a photograph that faithfully reproduces all the qualities of the painting.  The image on the left suffers from reflections but best shows the brightness and detail of the original.

The other two images lack brightness but give a cleaner overall sense of the painting and show the impact of the frame.

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