Harvey Coleman California landscape. 16 x 20
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At first glance this Beautiful High Sierra Landscape by Fredrick Becker appears to be a real oil Painting. In fact it is to a degree. Real Oil on a Lithograph matted to Masonite. Circa 1946.
Often a Department store would commission an artist to do a certain painting and then make it into a Serigraph. In this case the artist added his own personal brush strokes over the existing Lithograph. Fooled me at first. But what ever the case its a beauty and from what research we have done I can find no others for sale or in existence. 24 x 35.5 with frame 28.5 x 40.5
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Prime Minister David Lloyd George, at the War Cabinet, conferring with his Military Secretary Colonel Arthur Lee (later First Viscount Lee of Fareham). Probably one of a series of illustrations for an article, or several, on the conduct of the Great War, perhaps for Colliers, Harper’s or The Saturday Evening Post. From the estate of his great friend the artist Sam Hyde Harris.
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Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, William Foster became a noted figure painter and illustrator, living the last twenty-one years of his career in Los Angeles, California.
At age 12, he moved with his family to Colorado, but in 1898, he returned to Cincinnati and enrolled at the Art Academy where he studied with Joseph Henry Sharp and Frank Duveneck. His early ambition was to be a violinist, but he was re-focused on fine art when he saw a painting by Albert Ceck Wenzell.
In 1902, he went to New York City where he painted scenery for theaters, auditoriums, and large department stores. He also studied at the New York School with Robert Henri and William Merritt Chase, and from 1903 to 1931, he worked as an illustrator and with a brief teaching stint in 1919 at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1903, he sold his first illustration, a depiction of high society, to Life magazine, and the style was very similar to Wenzell. From that time, he worked for most of the major magazines including Collier’s, The Saturday Evening Post and Harper’s Monthly.
In 1926, he won the National Academy of Design’s Thomas B. Clarke Prize for the best figure composition painted in the United States by a non-academician. The following year, he was voted an Associate Member based on his recognition for a figure work titled The Girl in Brown.
During World War I, he operated his own ambulance in France as a member of the American Volunteer Motor Ambulance Corps and also received mention as a camoufleur artist. Returning to the U.S., he resumed his illustration work and moved to Chicago, where he taught at the Art Institute.
Foster moved to Los Angeles in 1932 and devoted his energy to painting, exhibiting and teaching. He taught at the Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles and gave private classes in his studio. He also worked on a mural project at the Hearst estate in Wyntoon, California and was an active member of the California Art Club.
The California furniture movement is personified in this early Monterey Classic piece. Hinged in such a way the the door literally swings down to open Revealing a neat and tidy cubby holes finished in original Red Paint. Thought to be made during the 1929 Period.
This is one of 4 old wood pieces that came out of a one family estate in Muskegon. All we did to this piece is give it a wax which All Monterey needs. rare and Beautiful. Compact and the perfect piece for a small space. Couple this with a vintage Primitive California chair and a leather waste basket and you have a great vignette. Branded. Original Model number to back.
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One of the most elegant pieces of rustic furniture we have ever come across. At 19″ deep. 32″ wide and 80″ high, the shelves taper gently upwards to its full height from the cabinet base. Classically severe, warmly homespun, we think constructed out of ash or poplar… 19th Century. Tremendous in every way.
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