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Jon Blanchette
Ocean Wave Abstracted Seascape

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Beautiful and substantial oil painting of ocean waves breaking on rocks by listed California artist Jon Blanchette (American, 1908-1987). Oil on Masonite. Signed "Jon Blanchette" lower left. Displayed in a giltwood frame. Image, 20"H x 24"L. Jon Blanchette was born in Somerset, England in 1908. Later in life, he and his family immigrated to Battle Creek, Michigan. Artistically inclined at age six, Blanchette studied at the Pittsburgh Art Institute where he received his BA. 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 through 1975 Blanchette held painting workshops in Mendocino, California. A romantic realist, he was primarily an oil painter, but was also proficient with pen and ink, watercolor, and silk screen.

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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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