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Jon Blanchette
Roadside Eucalyptus Trees, Mid Century Vertical Landscape by Jon Blanchette

c.1960

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Roadside Eucalyptus Trees, Mid Century Vertical Landscape by Jon Blanchette Gorgeous mid-century plein air landscape painting of a tall Eucalyptus tree along a California road side by Jon Blanchette (American, 1908-1987), c.1960. The vertical composition of this piece accentuates the height of the towering tree, which is put in perspective by the row of mailboxes below. Signed "Jon Blanchette" lower left. Unframed. Measures 40" H x 13.5" W. Condition: Restoration work done to canvas tear; relaid onto masonite. 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 (Seacliff Beach), 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. Provenance: Estate of Jon Blanchette, Seacliff Beach, California.
  • Creator:
    Jon Blanchette (1908-1987, American, British)
  • Creation Year:
    c.1960
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 40 in (101.6 cm)Width: 13.5 in (34.29 cm)Depth: 0.33 in (8.39 mm)
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  • Condition:
    Restored. Canvas tear repaired. Canvas laid down on heavy stock artists cardboard.
  • Gallery Location:
    Soquel, CA
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: JT-D42081stDibs: LU5421015933
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