Mid Century Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting Signed Lower Right M. Q. Rothwell. This is absolutely gorgeous, original oil, vintage work of art on canvas by Michael Quincy Rothwell. The painting is in the Abstract style with Expressionist brush strokes, heavy black lines and an urgency that is synonymous with Rothwell’s work. The painting is executed in equal color palates, with an expressionistic technique on a muted background with bold colors, while the boat is done in black giving it depth. This style and technique are difficult to achieve which showcases the quality of the painting. This painting will add to style to any mid-century Design house or art collection.
Condition Report: Fine with no visible damage or marks on painting surface.
Of the Period: Mid-Century Modern
Artist: Michael Quincy Rothwell
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Attributes: Signed lower right M. Q. Rothwell
Year: Circa 1965-1970’s
Condition: Fine with no visible damage or marks on painting surface
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
Measurements: 41″ tall x 19″ wide
Michael Quincy (“MQ”) Rothwell was a very talented modernist artist who produced some of his best work in the 1970s. He was active in New England and is described as a ‘post Woodstock’ type and a friendly family man who would travel extensively to sell his art at outdoor shows such as the Washington Square Outdoor Art show or the Glastonbury art fair.
He was raised in Connecticut and went to school at Rockville High where he graduated in 1963. He then attended Paier School of Art in New Haven where he graduated in 1967. Amongst his masterpieces are several abstract works in oil and a cityscape of Philadelphia. He also won awards for various landscapes, a series of trompe-l-oeils and nudes. According to a bio found on one of his paintings his work went on display in many galleries on the East Coast.