An excellent oil on canvas example of the painting of Spanish artist EDUARDO PISANO (1912-1986), measuring 25" by 21" (31" by 27" in silvery attractive framing/liner). Subject is a clown or other generalized comic figure with a lute/stringed instrument. Pisano is considered a member of the "Spanish School of Paris", along with figures like Clave, Peinado, Emilio Grau Sala, Oscar Dominguez, Pedro Flores, Gines Parra and Manuel Ortiz de Zarata. He was born in Torrelavaga on the wild Cantabrian north coast of Spain, near Santander. At a young age he was already receiving art instruction, first locally and then in Madrid by 1930. The powerful modern trends in painting at the time, Cubism, Expressionism and Surrealism, did not especially move him; he seems to have paid more heed to Spanish masters Velazquez, El Greco, and to figures like Georges Rouault. The Spanish Civil war disrupted things and he moved to France in 1939, and to Paris by 1947, where he died. Pisano painted circus acrobats, clowns, dancers, toreros and bull fights, landscapes, still life, female nudes, and genre. The circa late 1940's or 1950's painting is in good vintage condition overall. I note a patch on the reverse, and two spots of flaked paint, the largest about 1 1/2" long at extreme left center edge, showing as a light blue area, and a smaller flake on the stringed instrument edge, near his lower hand. See an excellent website dedicated to the artist and his work, with many images.