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William M. Lemos
Cypress Point

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Gorgeous painting of Cypress Point in Monterey, CA. by listed artist William M. Lemos (American, 1861-1942). Circa 1920. Signed "W.M. Lemos" bottom right and "W.M. Lemos Cypress Point Monterey" on verso. Displayed in a giltwood frame. Image, 22"H x 36"L. Born in New York on Aug. 8, 1861. As a boy Lemos earned money by wandering the streets and painting on request. Arriving in San Francisco in 1887, he established a studio at 106 Geary. With his wife Mabel, he worked in Los Angeles for a few years in the 1890s. After settling in Santa Cruz in 1896, he painted murals for many local businessmen. When the original Beach Casino was built there at the Boardwalk in 1904, Lemos was the first concessionaire and worked there for nearly 40 years. On his platform in the Casino, Lemos did paintings of redwoods, still lifes, forest fires, beach scenes, and marines. Many of his oils were done on redwood slabs which were popular with the tourists; in the early days these paintings sold for one dollar and up depending on the size of the work. In the March 27, 1941 Santa Cruz Sentinel News Lemos reminisced, "Them were the days when the Boardwalk was only twelve feet long and when business got slow I picked up my shotgun and went across the street and shot ducks where the Casa del Rey Hotel now stands." Lemos died in Santa Cruz, CA on Aug. 8, 1942.

Details

  • Creator
    William M. Lemos (1861 - 1942, American)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27 in. (68.58 cm)Width: 41 in. (104.14 cm)Depth: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Some tonal aging.
  • Gallery Location
    Soquel, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 7701stDibs: LU542182382

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