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Jon Blanchette
Mendocino Hippies (Northern California Landscape with Tents in a Grove of Trees)

circa 1955

$1,160
$1,45020% Off

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Vintage California landscape painting of coastal Mendocino in Northern California, titled Mendocino Hippies, shows a camp with tents in a grove of trees. Colors include green, blue, white, golden yellow and brown. Oil on board, signed lower right. Presented in a custom frame, outer dimensions measure 25 ⅜ x 29 ⅜ x 1 ⅛ inches. Image size is 20 x 24 ⅛ inches. Jon Blanchette was born in Somerset, England on March 29, 1908. He immigrated to Battle Creek, Michigan in 1918. 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 painted, did architectural design, interior decorating, and stage sets for Fox Studios. 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. © David Cook Galleries, LLC.

Details

  • Creator
    Jon Blanchette (1908-1987, American, British)
  • Creation Year
    circa 1955
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25.5 in. (64.77 cm)Width: 29.5 in. (74.93 cm)Depth: 1.25 in. (3.18 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Framing
    Framing Options Available
  • Condition
    very good to excellent vintage condition. Frame has recently been added.
  • Gallery Location
    Denver, CO
  • Reference Number
    Seller: DCG-117721stDibs: LU2737856122

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About the Artist

Jon Blanchette

Jon Blanchette was born in Somerset, England, in 1908. He immigrated to Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1918. Artistically inclined at age six, he later studied at the Pittsburgh Art Institute, where he received his BA. In 1932, Blanchette moved to Los Angeles, where he painted, did the architectural design, interior decorating and stage sets for Fox Studios. In 1948, he settled in Aptos, California, where he painted fine art and taught privately. During the summers of 1965–75, Blanchette held workshops in Mendocino. A romantic realist, he was primarily an oil painter but was also proficient with pen & ink, watercolor, and silkscreen. Blanchette died in Aptos in 1987. He had a membership for the Santa Cruz Art League and Marin County Artists. Blanchette exhibited at Santa Cruz Women's Club, 1959, and stood first in the Santa Cruz County Art Competition, Aptos Art Center, 1965. (Biography provided by Robert Azensky Fine Art)
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