Painting

Ada resident Charlotte Harris poses with a painting she bought earlier this year at the Ada Goodwill store. Harris later learned that the painting was done by George Kountoupis, a well-known Tulsa artist.

Eric Swanson
The Ada News

 

Charlotte Harris recently solved the mystery that has puzzled her for several months.

The Ada woman was trying to identify the person who painted a Tulsa cityscape, which shows Cheyenne Street in the 1960s. Harris bought the painting for $29.99 at the Ada Goodwill store, then worked on tracking down the artist.

After several months of sleuthing, Harris learned that the painting was the work of George Kountoupis, a well-known Tulsa artist. Better yet, a local artist told her that the painting might be worth as much as $7,500 — approximately 250 times what she paid for it.

“That made me excited,” Harris said Tuesday. “And now that I’ve read about him, probably true.”

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