C. Early 1920s

26″w x 19.5″ h
Oil on paper/cardstock

Japanese Plums

Man and Animals - Marian Spore Bush

Image credit: Slotin Folk Art 

Since Marian’s paintings first appeared in one of Slotins Folkart Auction’s 2015 auctions, the auction house has been the primary source for sales of her artwork. During their Self Taught Art Masterpieces April 2024 auction, four of Marian’s paintings were available. Three of them were works on paper and one was a large canvas that had previously been to auction in 2015 called The Oasis.

Slotins dated this piece to the 1930s-1940s but I strongly feel these works on paper are some of her early work from 1919-1922 when she was just starting to listen to what “They” were instructing. “Japanese Plums” was written on the back of this piece. Some of the paint has rubbed off the plums and the painting shows tack holes.