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Ralph Ledesma
'Southern California Landscape with Palm Trees', Sequoia Art Group, Redwood City

Circa 1955

$975

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Signed lower right, 'R. Ledesma' for Ralph Ledesma (American, 1910-1993) and painted circa 1950. An Impressionist style watercolor showing a view of a Southern California garden with palm trees and agave and other desert plants. Ralph Ledesma was born in Hawaii and moved to California as a child. During his service in World War II, Ledesma became interested in watercolors and began painting in Europe. A resident of Redwood City, Lesdesma taught both at Sequoia High School and independently, including to Gladys Fies, SWA. During that time, he founded the Sequoia Art Group (1963) and exhibited with success. Ralph Ledesma is credited as one of the founders of the Redwood City art community and his work can be found in the city's collection. His work can be found in public collections including the Frye Museum. Reference: Artists in California 1786-1940, Third Edition, Edan Milton Hughes: Crocker Art Museum, Sheridan Books 2002, Vol. 2, p. 669; et al.

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