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Jon Blanchette
Capitola, California, 1950s Framed California Seascape Marine Oil Painting

circa 1955

About the Item

Capitola (California) is an oil on board painting by Jon Blanchette (1908-1987) circa 1955. Marine seascape painting with crashing waves and buildings along the coast painted in shades of blue, green, and orange. Presented in a custom frame, outer dimensions measure 25 ½ x 31 ¾ inches. Image size is 20 x 24 inches. Expedited and international shipping is available - please contact us for a quote. About the Artist: Jon Blanchette (1908-1987) was born in Somerset, England on March 29, 1908 and in 1918 he immigrated to Battle Creek, Michigan. Artistically inclined at age six, he later studied at the Pittsburgh Art Institute. In 1932 he and his wife Jean moved to Los Angeles where he worked for Fox Studios painting, doing architectural design, interior decorating, and stage sets. In 1948 he abandoned commercial work and settled in Aptos, California where he painted fine art and taught privately. During the summers of 1965-75 he held workshops in Mendocino. A romantic realist, he was primarily an oil painter but was also proficient with pen & ink, watercolor, and silk screen. Blanchette died in Aptos on July 3, 1987.
  • Creator:
    Jon Blanchette (1908-1987, American, British)
  • Creation Year:
    circa 1955
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 25.75 in (65.41 cm)Width: 31.5 in (80.01 cm)Depth: 1 in (2.54 cm)
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  • Condition:
    Painting is clean and in very good vintage condition - please contact us for a complete condition report.
  • Gallery Location:
    Denver, CO
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 106101stDibs: LU2739759742

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