Henry Faulkner’s Amalfi, Italy

Henry Faulkner’s Amalfi, Italy

Henry Faulkner (1924-1981)
17″ x 21″
Ref. No. Kit60
30,000-

In 1961 Faulkner made his first trip abroad to the European continent where a great bit of his time was spent in Italy.  He finally dropped down to where Henry would first meet and later visit, with some frequency as a seasonal house guest, Daphne Phelps at Taormina, Sicily.  Here he sometimes hubbed to the Italian countryside for visits to various attractions or events though he mainly stayed at Ms. Phelps where he had set up a studio.  Evidently before or while at Taormina Henry likely visited Amalfi as an attached label which seems period to the piece identifies the location.  That label appears much like some Closson of Cincinnati labels found on other works by the artist.  Previous owner was a Cincinnatian which strengthens the possibility.  Continuously exposed to the ages of preserved artistic expression inspired him to paint (while roaming & finally Taormina) many of his better works.  The art of the masters inspired Henry to  possess extreme confidence his works would too be no less appreciated through the ages.  This one a full sun coastal example by a superb colorist.