Odets Original Art Work, Painting titled "Gentle Beasts."
Best known as a playwright, Odets was also a painter often working with water color as shown here. The peaceful painting offered here is bordered in pencil possibly to show where a mat or frame would go or for trimming. The artwork measures 6 x 8 inches and floats on a dark gray mat overlaid with a white mat, framed in black satin finished wood, matted and framed in museum quality materials, framed in 5/8/inch black satin wood. Frame measures 15 ½ x 13 3/4. Unsigned.
Odets' first art exhibit was in 1947 at the Neumann Gallery in New York. He is best known for his plays "Waiting for Lefty", "Awake and Sing!," both (1935), "The Country Girl" (1950) made into a film. Odets was also a screenwriter and director.