Karl Albert California Plein Air Oil On Canvas P534

The central mass of the great pepper trees sheltering the house is what gives this astonishing  painting its heft. The classic Central Valley landscape masterfully rendered. Canvas measures 20 x 24.

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Karl Albert was raised on a Wyoming ranch and began painting about 1930 when working as the postmaster of Oro Frande, CA.  Studied with Edgar Payne and Sam Hyde Harris and then attended the Los Angeles Art Center.  During World War II Albert began work as an engineer making products vital to the war effort while studying at the Art Center School in Pasadena.  After a year in Cuernavaca, Mexico in the mid-1940s, he returned to Southern California becoming an active artist in Long Beach and later in Alhambra.  Retiring from engineering in 1967, he began painting full-time.  Before 1960, he did a lot of plein-air landscape painting but then switched to a tighter, studio-painting style.  In his later years, he moved to New Mexico and then to Italy with his daughter.

Member: Laguna Beach Art Assoc.; San Gabriel Artists Guild. Exhibitions: San Gabriel Artists Guild, 1937.