John Anthony Conner: Entrance, Chinatown, Los Angeles P1275

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A woman prepares to enter Chinatown. Is she hesitant or merely captured midstride? Chinatown gates from a very different time. Art, 12 x 16. Oil on board.   Born in Illinois, John Conner (1892-1971) was an impressionist painter of desert landscapes, and he also did portraits and other western genre. He was a descendant of Susan B. Anthony ...

Paul Lauritz: Glacier Peak, California P1276

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Gorgeous Paul Lauritz mountain landscape, we're pretty sure this is Northern California somewhere Sierra-centric. Buffalo or cattle (or both?) graze in the foreground. Stunning view of the emblematic west. 29.5 x 24.5 art, frame 34 x 28.5. Oil on canvas. Price on request. Paul Lauritz was born in picturesque Larvik, Norway. The region’s beauty attracted many artists ...

Ejnar Hansen Watercolor Old Barn Near Morro Bay 1936 P1267

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Acquired from the  Hansen Estate. Hansen's gifts as a landscape artist made themselves speedily apparent in Denmark where he was born. This wonderful watercolor is a perfect example of his flowering once he had moved to California. Influential as a teacher as well as an artist he must be considered one of California's finest realist ...

Ejnar Hansen Watercolor of Old Gentleman P1265

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Ejnar Hansen's work straddles both the European and California traditions: he is a fascinating exemplar of both. This split becomes very clear when one examines the body of his portrait work. One can tell at a glance which category each person belongs to, the Danish or the American. This man is definitely a European, and, judging by ...

Ejnar Hansen Watercolor Portrait of a Young Man P1259

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This young man is just post-adolescent, and that very fleeting moment is perfectly captured by the painter. The child is still present, and the awkward teenager, and the man he is just becoming is clearly apparent. A very delicately observed and sensitive portrait. Inscribed on the back by the artist to his son, it may be a ...

Jake Lee Original Watercolor Boatyard at a Railroad Crossing P1258

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Signed, and superb. Incredibly detailed, yet completely unfussy. A master is at work here. One of California's most renowned watercolorists and a chronicler of California, and particularly San Francisco, Jake Lee left a body of work that delights and informs. Jake Lee was born in Monterey, California on October 23, 1915 of Chinese parents. As a child ...

Ejnar Hansen “Pensive Woman” Oil on Canvas P1256

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Danish-born California artist Ejnar Hansen was a penetrating portraitist as this large and commanding oil shows. The board the canvas is mounted on was the lower half an abandoned full length portrait, adding a gorgeous pentimento. The sitter's grave and melancholy beauty makes its own separate case. A really superb and arresting work. Acquired from the Hansen estate. ...

“Stage Station – Villa Citos” (Vallecito) by H.Tapia Oil on Board P1247

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Knockout primitive painting of an old stage station in the desert. Original station in Vallecito was built in 1845 The road through the valley was the only wagon road into southern California and during California's Gold Rush days, thousands of prospectors passed through Vallecito, refreshing both themselves and their animals.About 1851, a pioneer by the name ...

John Anthony Conner California Desert Oil on Canvas P1239

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An ample desert painting, saturated in the hues that are particular to the California landscape, especially the underlying purple you find nowhere else. Frame 27 1/4 x 35 1/2", canvas 22" x 30". John Anthony Conner Born in Franklin Grove, Illinois, John Conner became an impressionist painter of desert landscapes, and he also did portraits and western genre. ...

Portrait of Marjorie Lord 1950s P1231

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Acquired from her estate. 24" x 30" Unframed, unsigned, oil on canvas.   Price on request. Marjorie Lord (born Marjorie Wollenberg; July 26, 1918 – November 28, 2015) was a beloved American television and film actress. She played Kathy "Clancy" Williams, opposite Danny Thomas's character on Make Room for Daddy and later Make Room for Granddaddy. Stage In 1935, at ...