Fresh Off The Easel - Spontaneous Realism Portrait of Charlie Chaplin as the Tramp.

"On Easy Street," is a commissioned piece for the series "Inspired." by Savvy Palette for a private collector in southern Oregon. There will be seven more portraits in this series to be painted over the next several months.

Charlie Chaplin by Matthew R. Paden

"On Easy Street"

24 x 24 x 1.5 in.

Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

January 2021


The Tramp, also known as The Little Tramp, was British actor Charlie Chaplin's most memorable on-screen character and an icon in world cinema during the era of silent film. The Tramp is also the title of a silent film starring Chaplin, which Chaplin wrote and directed in 1915.

The Tramp, as portrayed by Chaplin, is a childlike, bumbling, but generally good-hearted character who is most famously portrayed as a vagrant who endeavors to behave with the manners and dignity of a gentleman despite his actual social status.

However, while he is ready to take what paying work is available, he also uses his cunning to get what he needs to survive and escape the authority figures who will not tolerate his antics. Chaplin's films did not always portray the Tramp as a vagrant, however. The character ("The little fellow," as Chaplin called him) was rarely referred to by any names on-screen, although he was sometimes identified as "Charlie" and rarely, as in the original silent version of The Gold Rush, "The little funny tramp".

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