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Carrying Water, Ceylon

25.5 x 33 cm
Gouache on paper
Signed. 1950s

Melvin Lewis Croissant

Melvin Lewis Croissant (1900-1989), was an American outsider artist who lived and worked in Missouri. A veteran of two world wars, Croissant never had any formal art training and worked as an electrician for most of his life. His early work in the late 1940s showed heavy influence of surrealists but later on in his career he turned out more mainstream landscapes. It is believed Croissant visited Ceylon in the 1950s.