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Erle Loran Art

American, 1905-1999
American, 1905-1999

Erle Loran was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1905. He attended the University of Minnesota for a while before studying at the Minneapolis School of Art, under Cameron Booth, and graduated in 1926. Loran was awarded a traveling scholarship from the Chaloner Foundation (Paris Prize) after graduation and spent the next four years in Europe, living in Cézanne’s studio. Loran had always been fascinated by the work of the artist Paul Cézanne, and it motivated him throughout his life both in his painting and writing. He would later pen several books and articles based on his time spent in what was once Cézanne’s world. Once he returned home, Loran moved to California and began not only painting and continuing his art career, but also took up teaching at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as chairman of the art department from 1952–56 and continued teaching there until his retirement in 1973, where he was awarded a University Citation. Berkeley once again awarded Loran, this time in 1981, declaring him an Emeritus Professor.

During the 1940s, Loran belonged to a group of some 20 artists that produced lithographs for the “Chronicle Contemporary Graphics” project. Around the same time, he published two books (one of which was the successful Cézanne Composition) and two articles in art magazines the following decade. By the late 1960s, Loran had changed focus and began painting more abstract images, fusing Op Art, Pop Art and Hard Edge. Perhaps his new direction was influenced by his time spent in New York learning under the artist Hans Hoffman, an artist from Europe who was heavily interested in bringing modern European techniques and philosophies to America. Loran was eventually hindered by visual impairment but continued painting until about a year before his death. He passed away in Berkeley, California, in 1999.

(Biography provided by Robert Azensky Fine Art)

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Artist: Erle Loran
Mid Century Abstracted San Francisco Bay Line Drawing Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Bold abstract geometric landscape, an expressive black and white line drawing done in pastel, by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Unsigned, but was acquired from the artist's estate...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Pastel, Paper

Four Red Mountains - Abstract Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Vivid and arresting abstracted landscape of four red mountains by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999), c. 1985. Estate stamp on verso. Provenance; From the estate of Earl Loran; David C...
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1980s Abstract Impressionist Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Large Scale Multi-Color Abstracted Landscape, Bay Area Mountains
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Large Scale Multi-Color Abstracted Landscape, Bay Area Mountains Colorful abstracted landscape of mountains surrounding San Francisco Bay Area by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). U...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Large Scale Hard Edge "Olympic Star" Surfer Figurative
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Vibrant hard edge painting of a surfer "Olympic Star," a bold and bright figurative piece by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Signed and dated lower right "Loran '67" and titled wi...
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1960s Hard-Edge Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Flat Top Mountain - Abstract Geometric Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Gorgeous burst of blue behind a flat top mountain with splashes of orange in this abstract geometric landscape by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Signed and dated lower right "Erle...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Watercolor, Archival Paper, Rag Paper

Mid Century Cyan Abstract
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Dynamic mid century cyan abstract by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Signed "Erle Loran" and dated "51" lower right. Presented in silver toned metal frame with mat sans glass. Ima...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Gouache, Archival Paper

"Sierra Country", Abstracted Landscape Watercolor
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Vibrant abstract landscape watercolor titled "Sierra Country" by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999), 1984. Titled, signed, and dated on verso. Presented in a painted metal frame, witho...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Wyoming Abstract #4 - Mid Century Abstract Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Stunning pastel on paper of Wyoming by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Erle Loran was a modernist of urban and coastal views and geometric painting. Signed lower left." Unframed. I...
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1960s Abstract Impressionist Erle Loran Art

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Pastel, Archival Paper, Permanent Marker

Berkeley Hills Abstract Geometric Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Dramatic and vibrant abstract geometric landscape of mountains overlooking Berkeley, California by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999), Signed lower right "Loran." Estate stamp on verso...
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1980s Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Large Scale Abstracted Cityscape -- Mountains Overlooking the City
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Vibrant abstract of Berkeley Hills overlooking the city of Oakland, California by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Presented in a wood slat white frame. Signed lower right "Loran." ...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Linen, Acrylic

Large Scale Abstract Geometric Landscape -- Trees Over Water
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Vibrant modernist abstract geometric landscape of trees by the water with reflections by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Signed "Loran" lower right corner. Estate stamp on verso. U...
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1980s Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Mid Century Abstracted Bay Area Landscape, Black & White Pastel Drawing
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Bold abstract black and white pastel landscape drawing by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Unsigned, but was acquired from the estate of the artist. Presented in a new black mat wit...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Paper, Pastel

Mid Century Abstract Figurative -- Navajo Hunters
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Dynamic, mid century multi colored abstract by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Depicts a group of hunters and their horses participating in a hunt with colorful abstract landscape ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Gouache, Archival Paper

Abstracted Geometric Landscape -- "Desert Dreams"
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Vivid abstract geometric landscape of Oregon's John Day Fossil Beds and Painted Desert by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999), 1989. Signed lower right "Loran '89." Estate sale on verso...
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1980s Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Cliff's Formation" - Modernist Geometric Abstracted Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Gorgeous abstracted geometric landscape titled, "Cliff's Formation" by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999), 1984. Unframed. Signed and dated lower right "Loran '84" and titled "Cliff's ...
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1980s Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Open Spaces" - Abstract Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Large scale abstract featuring fluid forms and shapes in bright colors, titled "Open Spaces" by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Titled on verso. Estate stamp on verso. Unframed. Im...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Large Scale San Francisco Bay Abstract Geometric Landscape -- "Tidal Planes"
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful abstracted geometric landscape of mountains surrounding San Francisco Bay Area titled "Tidal Planes" by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Signed and dated lower right "Lora...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Large Scale Bay Area Abstracted Landscape -- Salt Ponds
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Striking large scale abstracted landscape oil depicting San Francisco Bay salt ponds by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999), Unframed. Purchased as part of larger collection. Measures 7...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Large Scale Painted Desert Oregon Abstracted Landscape -- Spring Mountain View
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Substantial and exceptional Cezanne inspired abstract of Spring Mountain scene of the John Day Fossil Beds and Painted Desert in Oregon by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Signed lo...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Blue City Trees - Abstract Geometric Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Bold, large scale geometric abstract landscape with brilliant blue toned trees in an abstracted urban color-field setting by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Unsigned. Estate stamp ...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

1940's California Hills Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Substantial and period mid-century modern American Scene watercolor of the Oakland, California countryside by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999), 1944. Signed lower right "Earl Loran" ...
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1940s American Modern Erle Loran Art

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

"Young Surfer", Mid Century Pop Art Figurative Abstract in Pink, Orange, Purple
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Dramatic and vivid large scale young surfer figurative abstract by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Signed and dated lower right "Loran '66" and titled "Young Surfer" on verso. Pres...
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1960s Pop Art Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

San Francisco Salt Ponds, Large-Scale Modern Abstract Geometric Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
San Francisco Salt Ponds, Large-Scale Modern Abstract Geometric Landscape Dramatic large scale abstracted landscape inspired by the Cargill San Francisco Salt Ponds by Erle Loran (...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Large Scale San Francisco Salt Flats Abstract Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful blue and yellow abstract landscape of the San Francisco salt flats by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Unframed. Estate signed on verso. Measures 47"H x 36"W x 2"D. Erle ...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Wyoming Gold Diggings, Large Scale Modern Abstract Geometric Landscape #3
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Wyoming Gold Diggings, Large Scale Modern Abstract Geometric Landscape #3 Beautiful abstracted geometric landscape by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999) of the Wyoming "Gold Diggins"....
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1980s Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Early 20th Century California Industrial Scene Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Vibrant California modernist industrial landscape by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Signed and dated lower left "Erle Loran '37." Presented in a gilt wood frame, with faux suede l...
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1930s American Modern Erle Loran Art

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Watercolor, Gouache, Archival Paper

Mid Century Modern East Bay Abstracted Industrial Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Dynamic abstracted geometric landscape drawing of the industrial East Bay California landscape by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999), circa 1940. From collection of estate of Ruth Lora...
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1940s Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Charcoal, Laid Paper

Mid Century Abstracted Industrial Cityscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Bold mid century abstracted landscape by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Unsigned, but was acquired from the estate of Ruth Loran (wife of artist). Presented in a new black mat wit...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Paper, Pastel

"Wyoming Gold", Large-Scale Abstract Geometric Modern Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
"Wyoming Gold", Large-Scale Abstract Geometric Modern Landscape Bold large scale abstracted landscape by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Estate stamp on verso. Can be oriented ve...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Fantasy Bay", Large Scale Modern Abstract Geometric SF Salt Ponds Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
"Fantasy Bay", Large Scale Modern Abstract Geometric SF Salt Ponds Landscape Gorgeous large-scale abstract geometric landscape inspired by the San Francisco Cargill Salt Ponds, titl...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Wyoming Mountains, Modern Abstract Geometric Landscape Watercolor
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Wyoming Mountains, Modern Abstract Geometric Landscape Watercolor Energetic modern abstract watercolor in blue and orange hues, by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Signed and date...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Paper, Watercolor

Summer Mountains, Wyoming Abstracted Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Bright and vibrant abstracted landscape depicting the Wyoming mountains on a summer day by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). From a collection of his works. Estate stamp on verso. Un...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Salt Ponds 1, Large Scale Modern Geometric Abstract Landscape with Pink
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Salt Ponds 1, Large Scale Modern Geometric Abstract Landscape with Pink A bright and colorful monumental scale abstract interpretation of the Bay Area salt ponds by Erle Loran (Amer...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Linen, Acrylic

Large Scale Bay Area Modern Geometric Abstract Landscape with White, Blue, Red
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Large Scale Bay Area Modern Geometric Abstract Landscape with White, Blue, Red Dramatic large scale abstracted landscape with white, blue and red shapes by Erle Loran (American, 190...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Acrylic, Canvas

Light Operator
By Erle Loran
Located in Minneapolis, MN
A kinetic, large format industrial-themed modernist painting by Erle Loran, titled Light Operator. This is signed and dated in the lower right corner, and additionally signed, dated ...
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1960s Abstract Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Paint

Painted Desert Dreams, Large Scale Modern Geometric Multi-Color Abstract
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Painted Desert Dreams, Large Scale Modern Geometric Multi-Color Abstract Abstract Expressionist rendering inspired by the Jon Day Painted Desert, a vivid, large-scale abstract pain...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Blue Woman - Figurative Abstract
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Bright and evocative San Francisco Abstract Expressionist painting with figure by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999), c. 1980. Estate stamp on verso. Purchased directly form the Estate...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Large Scale 2 sided John Day Painted Desert / Wyoming Mining Hills Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Vivid abstracted landscapes depicting the John Day Painted Desert in Oregon during spring by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Another equally beautiful painting on verso of the Wyom...
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1980s Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

San Francisco Salt Ponds II, Large Scale Modern Geometric Abstract Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
San Francisco Salt Ponds II, Large Scale Modern Geometric Abstract Landscape A bright and colorful abstract interpretation in monumental scale of the Bay Area salt ponds by Erle Lo...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Large Scale White, Red, Blue and Pastel Abstract Geometric
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Substantial and striking abstract of red, white and blue colors by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Estate stamp on verso. Can be oriented vertically or horizontally. Unframed. Imag...
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1980s Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Acrylic, Canvas

Large Scale Geometric Abstract Landscape with White & Pistachio Green
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Large Scale Geometric Abstract Landscape with White & Pistachio Green Wonderful large scale abstract with pistachio, cobalt blue and red tones by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). E...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Cliffside", Large Scale Modern Abstract Geometric Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
"Cliffside", Large Scale Modern Abstract Geometric Landscape Colorful modern abstract landscape titled "Cliffside" by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999), a modernist of urban and coas...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Linen, Acrylic

Bay Area Abstracted Landscape -- "Floating Forms"
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Fantastic abstract of floating forms evocative of an abstract California landscape by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Signed lower left "Loran." Unframed. Image size: 72"H x 52"W. ...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Modern Abstracted Landscape -- Wyoming Abstract #1
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Abstract landscape painting of Wyoming Hills by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999), a modernist of urban and coastal views and geometric painting. Signed lower right "Loran '83." Prese...
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1980s Abstract Impressionist Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

1980s Abstracted Bay Area Landscape -- Oakland to Tamalpais Views
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Gorgeous colors in this abstract of the sunrise on the bay by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999), a modernist of urban and coastal views and geometric painting. Signed on verso. From a...
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1980s Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Red and White Edges, Wyoming Bluffs Large Scale Abstracted Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Gorgeous large-scale abstract geometric landscape by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999), c.1980. Estate stamp on verso. Unframed. Measures 52"H x 72"L. Erle Loran was a modernist of ...
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1980s Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Mountains and High Desert Abstracted Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Modernist Abstract painting of the Mountains and John Day Painted Desert in Oregon by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Erle Loran was a modernist of urban and coastal views and geom...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Acrylic, Canvas

Large Scale Abstract -- Rocky Image II
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Large-scale abstract titled "Rock Image II" by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Erle Loran was a modernist of urban and coastal views and geometric painting. Signed lower right "Lor...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Rocky Derivation", Large Scale Modern Geometric Wyoming Abstracted Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Rocky Derivation, Large Scale Modern Geometric Wyoming Abstracted Landscape Stunning abstracted landscape with lavender, blue and pink on black titled, "Rocky Derivation" by listed...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Erle Loran Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

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