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Beatrice Lavis Cuming
Southern Landscape

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A fine gouache painting of a Southern landscape by American artist Beatrice Lavis Cuming (1903-1975). Cuming was born in Brooklyn, NY, studied locally at the Pratt Institute Art School before departing for Paris to attend the Academie Colarossi. Within two years, she was back in New York working as an illustrator and attending classes at the Art Students League in 1928-29. Following a four-year sojourn to France and North Africa, Cuming again returned to New York where she came under the influence of Charles Burchfield, Charles Sheeler and Charles Demuth.In 1934, Cuming moved to New London, Connecticut, where she remained for the balance of her career, participating in the Public Works of Art and WPA Federal Art Projects, teaching art classes and directing the Young People's Art Program at the Lyman Allen Museum from 1937 through 1967. She exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions in New York City at the Guy Mayer Gallery (1942) and Contemporary Artists Gallery (1946) as well as various Connecticut venues. She became known for her genre street/dockside paintings, as well as an illustrator. Gouache on paper, signed lower right, matted and framed under glass in a simple wooden frame with rounded corners. Some minor discoloring on the mat border. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions: 21.5 in H x 29 in W, sight; 28.75 in H x 36 in W, framed.
  • Creator:
    Beatrice Lavis Cuming (1903 - 1975, American)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 28.75 in (73.03 cm)Width: 36 in (91.44 cm)Depth: 1 in (2.54 cm)
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  • Condition:
    Very good condition, with some discoloring on the mat in spots. Minor frame rubs. Please contact us directly for a full condition report before purchasing.
  • Gallery Location:
    Milford, NH
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 83901stDibs: LU93139026472
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