STARK, Melville (Mel), (American, 1903-1987): ''Cortez'', Florida Beach scene with fisherman, Oil/Board, signed lower right, sight size 20'' x 24'', period frame, 22 3/4'' x 26 3/4''. Original Longboat Key Art Center label verso, dated 3/29/76. Also a scene with a house and figure painted verso, but whited out. Historic Cortez Fishing village area in Manatee Co, Florida is the scene here, one that Stark was known to paint frequently, as he wintered in Florida, and taught at the Longboat Key Art Center.
CONDITION: Several minor abrasions upper right corner, could use cleaning.