Rare, original ink and crayon drawing by Ernest Trova, c. 1949; framed and matted with linen matte and gold tone over wood frame; signed "Tino Trova" and dated, 1949, lower left; approximately 10-1/4" x 7" framed to about  16-1/2" x 13-1/2"; fine condition.

Ernest Tino Trova was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 19th, 1927. His father was an industrial designer, an influence that was ultimately to play a significant role in Trova's art. Trova attended no art schools, teaching himself, learning intuitively. Referring to his rejection of academic training, he has said- "Every kid draws but I became serious when I was about seventeen . . . . Art study had nothing to do with it. I haven't studied, and I don't think it's even necessary today. To paint a picture you don't have to have anybody tell you what to do. There's a combination of how people work. Half of it is instinct, and half of it is the thing you've acquired along the way, experience."

Trova was represented by Pace Gallery from 1963 to 1985 holding his first one man show in April 1963. Trova became one of the most sought-after sculptors of the 20th century breaking new ground with his "Falling Man" series. (taken directly from http://www.friedlandart.com/ernesttrovabio.html)

$1,200.00 (item #SP002)