Vintage Black Velvet Painting Landscape Scene Wood Frame

The 1970s trend was triggered by a man named Edgar Leeteg. In the 1930s, Leetag lived in Tahiti and was known as the “American Gauguin” for his paintings of tropical flowers, waterfalls and children. One fateful day, he went out to buy a canvas at a general store, but all the clerk had to offer was a bolt of black velvet. Leeteg began painting on velvet, selling dozens of works to sailors and eventually moving to Hawaii to open his own gallery. By the 1960s, velvet paintings by Leetag and others had trickled into mainland America.
This painting has a wood frame and is a landscape scene. It measures about 23″ across and about 14″ tall.

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