Peter Ompir Folk Art Gallery

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This is the perfect gift for that hard to shop for person or as a unique gift. Below is our Peter Ompir Folk Art Gallery with 20 of these items on our website and others that I have added to this post. Just click the picture to see it on our online store. At the bottom of the gallery pictures is a brief narrative about the artist. Have fun browsing and If you have questions or would like more information please feel free to email us or call 508-347-7190.

Peter Ompir Folk Art Gallery

 

 

Peter Ompir Heart-Shaped Pan with Bird (signed)

Peter Ompir Heart-Shaped Pan with Bird (signed)

Peter Ompir duck decoy (signed)

Peter Ompir duck decoy (signed)

Peter Ompir Berry Pail (signed)

Peter Ompir Berry Pail (signed)

Peter Ompir Double Match Holder (signed)

Peter Ompir Double Match Holder (signed)

Peter Ompir Measure with Cherries (signed)

Peter Ompir Measure with Cherries (signed)

Peter Ompir Tray with Fruit Decor (Signed)

Peter Ompir Tray with Fruit Decor (Signed)

Peter Ompir Tea Caddy (signed)

Peter Ompir Tea Caddy (signed)

Peter Ompir Canister with Grape Decor (Signed)

Peter Ompir Canister with Grape Decor (Signed)

Peter Ompir Mug with Handle (signed)

Peter Ompir Mug with Handle (signed)

Peter Ompir Vase with Bird (signed)

Peter Ompir Vase with Bird (signed)

Peter Ompir Mini Pottery Bucket (signed)

Peter Ompir Mini Pottery Bucket (signed)

Peter Ompir Spoon Rack w/fruit (signed)

Peter Ompir Spoon Rack w/fruit (signed)

Peter Ompir Plaque With Fruit Relief (Signed)

Peter Ompir Plaque With Fruit Relief (Signed)

Peter Ompir Tea Tin W/Bird & Pear Décor (Signed)

Peter Ompir Tea Tin W/Bird & Pear Décor (Signed)

Peter Ompir Tin Mug With Fruit Décor (Signed)

Peter Ompir Tin Mug With Fruit Décor (Signed)

Peter Ompir Tin Mold With Bird & Grapevine Relief (Signed)

Peter Ompir Tin Mold With Bird & Grapevine Relief (Signed)

Peter Ompir Shoe Last W/Bird, Strawberry & Daisy Décor (Signed)

Peter Ompir Shoe Last W/Bird, Strawberry & Daisy Décor (Signed)

Peter Ompir Skimmer W/Strawberries (Signed)

Peter Ompir Skimmer W/Strawberries (Signed)

Peter Ompir Paddle / Butter Hand W/Strawberries (Signed)

Peter Ompir Paddle / Butter Hand W/Strawberries (Signed)

Peter Ompir Urn With Ferns (Signed)

Peter Ompir Urn With Ferns (Signed)

About Peter Ompir

Considered one of America’s premier folk artists, Peter Ompir has been christened many names—the “Dean of American Toleware,” the "Dean of Décor Painting" and the “Father of American Decorative Painting.” In an article written by Phillip C. Myer for Craftworks magazine, Myer noted that Peter Ompir’s prolific career stands as a testament to his name, which translates as “Peter the Great.”
Having studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the National and American Art Academies during the Depression era, He created a niche for himself by painting antiques and common household items such as bread boards, colanders, pitchers, wooden shoes, tin trays, pails, chairs. He painted anything “I could get my hands on, from cigarette boxes to anything old or new, ” Ompir’s told an interviewer.
His fine art training, exceptional talent, and his love of unusual antique pieces enabled him to create beautifully rendered decorative objects that seem to reflect the ages, but were, in reality, newly painted.
There was a great demand for Ompir’s work in his day. His pieces sold in notable stores such as Macy's, Neiman-Marcus, Sloan's of New York, and Meier & Frank. Since each piece took weeks to create, He solicited help in the long preparatory process required on each item. Two artists, Warner Wrede and later Porter Rinehouse, assisted him in his workshop in Masachusetts. His decorated objects are highly collectible and there is a very good market for his works. Peter painted on antique tinware but also on wood items and furniture. The colors he used were always vibrant and the characters are very cute and sometime funny.

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Showcase Antique Center, Inc.
Marketing for Dealers & Consignors since 1990
The Estate Sales Alternative
371 Main Street
At The Entrance To Old Sturbridge Village
Sturbridge, MA 01566
Tel: (508) 347-7190
E-Mail: sales@showcaseantiques.com
See our antiques for sale on line
Web Site: www.showcaseantiques.com

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