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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 24 in. x W 28 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 24 in. x W 28 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 24 in. x W 28 in.
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William Clapp
1920's Pink & Blue Impressionist Floral Still-Life

c.1920s

$7,600
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A brilliant early 20th century impressionist floral still-life by William Clapp (American, 1879-1954). Beautiful and bold, this 1920's pink floral still-life pops against a bright blue background. The artist uses expressive and loose brushstrokes in a fun and energetic palette, bringing a dynamic and lively energy to this one-of-a-kind piece. Signed lower right, "W. Clapp". Oil on old Canada packing crate board and presented in a rustic wood frame. Board size: 20"H x 24"L. Framed size: 24"H x 28"W. This an early work by the artist which is distinctive in his bold Impressionist style before he merged into his signature pointillist style. Born in Montreal, Canada of American parents on Oct. 29, 1879. At age six Clapp moved to California with his family, settling in Oakland where he spent his childhood. In 1900 he returned to Montreal for four years of study with Wm Brymner followed by further study in Paris at Académies Julian, Colarossi, and Grande Chaumière. He then returned to Montreal where he was elected an associate member of the Royal Canadian Art Academy. He lived and worked in Cuba before returning to Oakland in 1917. He then served as director and curator of the Oakland Art Gallery from 1918-49. In this position, and as a member of a group of painters called the Society of Six, he arranged exhibitions of their works from 1923-28. For six years he operated the Clapp School of Art in Oakland. His early works reflect the impressionist style of Renoir; whereas, his later works are of the Pointillist style of Seurat. Clapp is as well known in Canada as he is in the U.S. He died in Oakland on April 21, 1954.

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  • Creator
    William Clapp (1879 - 1954, American, Canadian)
  • Creation Year
    c.1920s
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Width: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Some age toning to painting. Rustic frame has some wear consistent with age. Minor cosmetic issues will be minimized but may not be restored to original condition. New hanging hardware installed.
  • Gallery Location
    Soquel, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: JT-J24501stDibs: LU542622512

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About the Artist

William Clapp

William Clapp was born in Montreal, Canada, on October 29, 1879. At age six, Clapp moved to California with his family, settling in Oakland, where he spent his childhood. In 1900, he returned to Montreal for four years of study with William Brymner, followed by further study in Paris at Académie Julian, Colarossi and Grande Chaumière. Clapp then returned to Montreal, where he was elected an associate member of the Royal Canadian Art Academy. He lived and worked in Cuba before returning to Oakland in 1917. Clapp then served as director and curator of the Oakland Art Gallery from 1918–49. In this position, and as a member of a group of painters called the Society of Six, he arranged exhibitions of their works from 1923–28. For six years, he operated the Clapp School of Art in Oakland. Clapp’s early works reflect the impressionist style of Renoir; whereas, his later works are of the Pointillist style of Seurat. Clapp is as well known in Canada as he is in the U.S. He died in Oakland on April 21, 1954.

(Biography provided by Robert Azensky Fine Art)

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