Charles Schlein Fairfax Village at Hollywood and Vermont 1939 P864 SOLD

The charm of this scene is undeniable. And one can still see the resemblance of this intersection to what Schlein painted with such pleasure in 1939, happy to back in California. As we all are when we return from being away.

Board is 18″ x 14″,  frame 25″ x  21″.


Born in Satanov, Russia on April 5, 1899.  Schlein immigrated to New York City in 1909.  He studied there at the NAD under Kroll, Hawthorne, and other artists of the Ashcan School. Having had two one-man shows in NYC, in 1928 he left for Paris where he painted and exhibited for two years.

Returning to NYC during the Depression, he worked for the WPA. After moving to Los Angeles in 1938, he painted publicity portraits for motion picture studios. Schlein died in Los Angeles on Dec. 6, 1988.

Exh: LA County Fair, 1933, 1948; Hollywood Art Center, 1933; House of Pictures (LA), 1933; Public Works of Art Project, So. Calif., 1934; Calif. Art Club, 1938; Assistance League (LA), 1938; Raymond & Raymond Gallery (LA), 1947; Fraymart Gallery (LA), 1951; Landau Gallery (LA), 1951; Ivory Tower Gallery (LA), 1960.