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"Evening Clearing" Original Oil Painting by Elmer P. Schwab, 1953

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American artist Elmer Schwab was a member of New Yorks' Salmagundi Club, founded in 1871. The club sponsored artists, held classes, exhibitions, and auctions, and is the oldest art organization in the United States. This lovely oil painting was sold at the 1953 Summer Exhibition, priced at $150. Considering you could buy a new car for $1500 in 1953, the price point suggests this was a work by an artist of importance. The scene depicts a pair of young men venturing out into the street after a rainstorm. The work is similar to the earlier WPA paintings of the 1930s, with an emphasis on street scenes. The painting is executed on canvas, set into a natural wood frame. There is a small professional repair in the centre, reinforced from the rear and undetectable from the front.

Details

  • Date of manufacture
    1953
  • Period
  • Condition
    Good.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 26 in. x W 33 in. x D 1.75 in.

    H 66.04 cm x W 83.82 cm x D 4.45 cm

  • Seller location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference number
    LU81208717803

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