Anders Aldrin: Salinas Valley,1963 Oil on Board P1191

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Astonishingly, Anders Aldrin was rigorously and joyously a plein-air painter all his life. Exuberant and free brushwork such as his is not characteristic of the type. Neither was he particularly attracted to the picturesque. Here he takes on the the great agricultural engine of the Salinas Valley: it's not pretty, but in his hands it is ...

Margaret McDowd: Mexican Marketplace, 1952 P1209

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Margaret McDowd on a Mexican marketplace, 32 x 30 framed, oil on canvas. Nice scene of the central plaza and Cathedral. Price on request. Margaret McDowd Margaret Epeneter McDowd was born in Colorado on March 26, 1894. Margaret was the wife of Edward L. McDowd.  She started her professional career doing fashion illustrations for the Denver Post. By 1930 ...

Margaret McDowd: Mexican Washerwomen P1210

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Margaret McDowd Mexican scene, captures the light. 29 x 26, framed. Oil on canvas. Price on request. Margaret McDowd Margaret Epeneter McDowd was born in Colorado on March 26, 1894. Margaret was the wife of Edward L. McDowd.  She started her professional career doing fashion illustrations for the Denver Post. By 1930 she had settled in Beverly Hills.  She ...

Margaret McDowd: Yucca Valley P1211

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Margaret McDowd's take on Yucca Valley in the high desert. 22.5 x 18.5 framed.Oil on board. Price on request. Margaret McDowd Margaret Epeneter McDowd was born in Colorado on March 26, 1894. Margaret was the wife of Edward L. McDowd.  She started her professional career doing fashion illustrations for the Denver Post. By 1930 she had settled in Beverly ...

Margaret McDowd: Still Life P1212

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Great colors and composition in a traditional still life by Margaret McDowd. 28 x 25, framed. Price on request. Margaret McDowd Margaret Epeneter McDowd was born in Colorado on March 26, 1894. Margaret was the wife of Edward L. McDowd.  She started her professional career doing fashion illustrations for the Denver Post. By 1930 she had settled in Beverly Hills.  She ...

Margaret McDowd: Still Life with Flowers P1214

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A strong composition underpins this charmer, and terrific skill brings it off. Decorative, but not bland in any way. 25 x 30, oil on canvas. Price on request. Margaret McDowd Margaret Epeneter McDowd was born in Colorado on March 26, 1894. Margaret was the wife of Edward L. McDowd.  She started her professional career doing fashion illustrations for the ...

Margaret McDowd: North Lake California P1221

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An enchanting study of North Lake by an extremely gifted painter. Price on request.    Margaret McDowd Margaret Epeneter McDowd was born in Colorado on March 26, 1894. Margaret was the wife of Edward L. McDowd.  She started her professional career doing fashion illustrations for the Denver Post. By 1930 she had settled in Beverly Hills.  She died there on ...

Anders Aldrin Sunbathers 1940 P1207

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Surprisingly, grays predominate in this sunlit beach scene. This kind of surprise, the upending of the expected, is a hallmark of Aldrin's work. A thick impasto, and almost brutal brushwork, work together for a result that can only be described as exquisite. Also wittily registered are the contrasting skin tones of the sunbathers who give this picture ...

Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) Mexican Couple P1229

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A strong graphic sense makes this 1954 oil especially striking, attesting to Kelsey's twin vocations as printmaker and painter. Price on request. San Diego native Richmond Irwin Kelsey's life is a map to the development of the arts in Southern California in the 20th century. After studying at the Otis Art Institute, as well as with Frank Morley Fletcher he taught, ...