Phillip Herschel Paradise [1905 – 1997] Lithograph Signed P294

Phillip Herschel Paradise  [1905 – 1997], Lithograph titled “Approaching Storm” Circa 1940. Signed and numbered in pencil. #9/100. Some foxing to top left corner. On heavy Paper Image is clean and crisp. 10.5 x 14”” image. paper is 12″ x 15.25″ Raw edge. Born in Ontario, Oregon, Phil Paradise was raised in Bakersfield, California.  In the 1920s, he studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and worked for Paramount Studios. He taught art at Chouinard and Scripps College.  Paradise was known for his ability to sketch from memory of his travels and produced a book of hundreds of India ink sketches from which he painted for years.  His early works were city and desert landscapes in representational style, but from the 1940s, his work became more stylized. He was elected an Associate Member of the National Academy. Source: Edan Hughes, Artists in California, 1786-1940. Born in Ontario, Oregon, Phil Paradise was raised in Bakersfield, California.  In the 1920s, he studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and worked for Paramount Studios. He taught art at Chouinard and Scripps College. Paradise was known for his ability to sketch from memory of his travels and produced a book of hundreds of India ink sketches from which he painted for years.  His early works were city and desert landscapes in representational style, but from the 1940s, his work became more stylized. He was elected an Associate Member of the National Academy.

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