“Cleveland Browns, Paul Brown, Jim Brown” Giclee Print on Canvas by Clyde Singer.
Lot 266. “Cleveland Browns, Paul Brown, Jim Brown” Giclee Print on Canvas by Clyde Singer. This print, which has the appearance of an original oil painting, depicts action in football’s trenches as several tacklers attempt to stop Jim Brown. The defense wears black and gold uniforms; perhaps Singer had the Pittsburgh Steelers in mind. Hall of Fame Cleveland coach Paul Brown is in the background. Born in Ohio, Singer studied at the Arts Students’ League in New York City, where Thomas Hart Benton and John Stuart Curry served as his mentors. Returning to Ohio, he worked primarily in oils and watercolors to produce scenes of rural and small-town life in Ohio. Later, he focused on urban life and painted some sports scenes as well. Best known for his American Scene paintings, he produced more than 3,000 works. His paintings are in the permanent collections of museums throughout the United States, and his work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum, the Corcoran Gallery, the Chicago Art Institute, the National Academy of Design and various Ohio museums. The Giclee print is approximately 17” x 30” framed to 18.5” x 40.5”. Mint. In 1999, “The Sporting News” selected Jim Brown as the greatest football player of all time. On ESPN’s list of the top 100 athletes of the 20th century, Brown ranked fourth, the highest position for a football player. Minimum Bid $150.