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  • Design Credit: Elizabeth Roberts Architec̦ture & Design, Photo Credit: Dustin Aksland. Dimensions: H 43.5 in. x W 31.5 in.
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Violet Parkhurst
Large 3.5-Foot Seascape Oil Painting on Canvas by Violet Parkhurst, Framed

circa 1980

$10,000

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Untitled Seascape, an original oil on canvas by Violet Parkhurst, is a piece for the true collector. Parkhurst's unique ability to capture the ocean is second-to-none. Her works have captivated viewers for eight decades. She is regarded as one of the top ocean painters of the 20th Century. Her phenomenal technique at capturing waves breaking over rocks or a sandy beach draws you into her works, inviting you to experience the tranquility or tumultuousness communicated through her brushstrokes. In this work, waves are calming coming into shore, with rocks scattered along the beach and in both the foreground and background. There is an amazing depth of water and sky that focuses your eye to a large rock in the middle ground or the glistening water just beyond the last outcropping of rocks. You can imagine yourself standing on that beach, looking down on the rocks and watching the waves come in. This masterful original artwork is perfect for those who have an affinity for ocean landscapes, realism, and contemporary paintings. This painting is adorned with a beautiful custom conservation frame, canvas liner, and fillet. You can find our other offerings by clicking on the "View All From Seller" button below or you can contact us for a direct link. Artist: VIOLET PARKHURST (1921-2008) Title: UNTITLED SEASCAPE Medium & Surface: ORIGINAL OIL ON CANVAS (framed) Signed: HAND SIGNED BY ARTIST LOWER RIGHT Year Created: CIRCA 1980 Country of Creation: UNITED STATES Panel Dimensions: 24 x 36 INCHES Frame Dimensions:* 31.5 x 43.5 x 2 INCHES *This work of art is being sold in a custom frame. If you would like to change the frame to better match your style or environment, please contact us for Custom Archival Framing options. Additional Info: LARGE HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE WORK BY VIOLET PARKHURST IN BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM CONSERVATION FRAME Artist Info/Bio: ARTIST BIOGRAPHY DOCUMENT IS INCLUDED Documentation: CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY IS INCLUDED About the Artist: World renowned marine artist Violet Kinney Parkhurst passed away Sunday January 13, 2008 in San Pedro, California. We had the pleasure of working with Ms. Parkhurst for three decades and it is our pleasure to continue to provide collectors and dealers with her works. Believing that an artist should see the world before they can become a great artist, Parkhurst indulged her longings and visited every state of the Union, then Canada. In Mexico City she studied art for three months with Diego Rivera's wife. She received a scholarship to the Rio de Janeiro Museum and was off to South America. On her way to Rio, the ship she was on, had to drop the passengers in Natal, Brazil due to a revolution. They had to use the ship for Army personnel. She then rented a house in Natal, Brazil, studied Portuguese and wrote and illustrated a book. It was entitled "Jaguar By The Tale!" and was published in Rio. Here she painted pictures of the natives, the fruit markets and huts, all of which she sold. To pay for the travel, she became a Foreign Correspondent for movie magazines published and distributed in South America. She interviewed most of the major stars including Clark Gable whom she dated. Violet Parkhurst was born in Derby line, Vermont. She showed an early penchant for drawing. She later attended the School of Practical Arts in Boston, won a scholarship to the Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, followed by a year of study at Baylor College in Waco, Texas. She then finished her formal training at Los Angeles State College. In the Spring of 2002, Violet Parkhurst was invited to China, where she was honored as the first western artist to have paintings in the collections of The Great Hall of the Peoples Republic of China and the China National Museum of Fine Arts. She also earned the distinctive title of Professor Emeritus at the Jilin Art College. Her paintings are in eight museums worldwide and she is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in International Art, Community Leaders, Noteworthy Americans and American Artists of Renown.

Details

  • Creator
    Violet Parkhurst (1921 - 2008, American)
  • Creation Year
    circa 1980
  • Dimensions
    Height: 43.5 in. (110.49 cm)Width: 31.5 in. (80.01 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Framing
    Framing Options Available
  • Condition
    This work is in great condition consistent with age, framed, and ready to hang. If you would like to change the frame to better match your style or environment, please contact us for Custom Archival Framing options.
  • Gallery Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU146427820262

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