Lawrence Murphy “Horses” Litho P1010

Lawrence Murphy signed lithograph of horses and riders. Matte frame is 16.5w x 15h, image itself is 11″w x 8″h.

Price on request.

Born in Denver in 1872, Lawrence Murphy grew up as the son of a wealthy banker who disinherited him after he chose an art career.  So he went to Paris — where he studied at Académie Julian, and in NYC with George Bridgman and Frank DuMond.

He originally came to California in 1915 to attend the Panama Pacific Exposition and decided to stay.  Settling in Los Angeles, he taught at the Art Students League, UCLA, and at the Chouinard Art School from 1926 until his death in 1947.
His work was considered very modern and daring by the art standards of 1915.

California Art Club, 1915; Los Angeles County Museum, 1921 (with Nick Brigante); Independent Artists of Los Angeles, 1923; Laguna Beach Art Association, 1937; DeYoung Museum, 1947 (memorial).  Collection at the Orange County Museum.
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