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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 21.5 in. x W 17.75 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 21.5 in. x W 17.75 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 21.5 in. x W 17.75 in.
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Jon Blanchette
Mid Century Portrait -- Freckled Red Head Boy

1960s

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Mid century portrait of a red-haired boy with freckles by Jon Blanchette (American, 1908-1987). Rendered his signature style, this portrait is clean and vibrant. The subject is looking off to the viewer's right, in a classic three-quarter pose. The grey underpainting is visible in a few areas, adding a sense of depth to the piece. Signed "Jon Blanchette" in the lower right. Unframed. Size: 20"H x 16"W. Jon Blanchette (American, 1908-1987). 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 where he received his B.A. In 1932, he moved to Los Angeles where he painted, did 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 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. Blanchette died in Aptos on July 3, 1987. MEMBERSHIPS: Santa Cruz Art League; Marin County Artists. EXHIBITIONS: Santa Cruz Women's Club, 1959 Santa Cruz County Art Competition (first prize) Aptos Art Center, 1965

Details

  • Creator
    Jon Blanchette (1908-1987, American, British)
  • Creation Year
    1960s
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.5 in. (54.61 cm)Width: 17.75 in. (45.09 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Very minor corner wear. Wear on verso. Professionally cleaned and treated with UV-resistant varnish.
  • Gallery Location
    Soquel, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: D77611stDibs: LU54210014432

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About the Artist

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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