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
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Violet Parkhurst
Large 4.5-Foot Framed Oil on Canvas Realist Seascape by Violet Parkhurst

circa 1975

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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. Parkhurst perfectly pairs a range of blues and greens with her combined realist-contemporary-plein air style. In this work, a mother sea lion caresses her pup with waves crashing against the rocks in the foreground, with cliffs and seagulls flying in the background below a beautiful cloud-filled blue sky. This masterful original artwork would make a great addition to an art collection and enhance most any home, perfect for those who have an affinity for ocean landscapes, realism, contemporary paintings, and color-rich works of art. This painting is adorned with a beautiful custom archival frame. 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 1975 Country of Creation: UNITED STATES Canvas Dimensions: 24 x 48 INCHES Frame Dimensions:* 30.5 x 54.625 x 1.5 INCHES *This work of art is being sold in a custom archival 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 ARCHIVAL FRAME Artist Info/Bio: ARTIST BIOGRAPHY DOCUMENT IS INCLUDED Documentation: CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY BY CALIFORNIA FINE ART BROKERS IS INCLUDED A piece for the true collector. 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.

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    This work is in great condition consistent with age, is 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.
  • Dimensions
    H 30.5 in. x W 54.625 in. x D 1.5 in.H 77.47 cm x W 138.75 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU94534984721
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