• Hiver en Normandie, 1926

    by Louis Aston Knight

    Louis Aston Knight is most famous for his French landscapes executed in and around his home in Beaumont-le-Roger. Aston looked up to Claude Monet, and visited him from time to time at his home in Giverny. He was particularly impressed with Monet's gardens, and strove to cultivate a garden as beautiful as the master's. Knight also awarded prizes each year to the neighboring peasants who kept the nicest gardens. This ensured him of good models for his cottage landscape paintings. Aston Knight was a favorite of American Presidents in his day. In 1922, President Harding purchased Aston Knight’s painting entitled The Afterglow, to hang in the White House. Knight even held a private exhibition at the White House for President Coolidge during his Presidency. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 25.58 x 32.00 ins 64.97 x 81.28 cms SIGNATURE: Signed and inscribed MEDIUM: Oil on canvas  
  • In this beautiful oil on canvas, Leo Dorn has conjured the beauty and warmth of a spring day. The vivid dabs of paint evokes the brightness of the season whilst the thick impasto recreate the lush vegetation and titular spring bouquet. There is a clear interest in light in this painting: the short, sharp brushstrokes reminds the viewer of the haze of heat and the artist has captured the light as it falls on the porch, the shadow visible on the lower right foreground. Using these Impressionist techniques, Dorn has transported the viewer to a beautiful spring garden, resplendent in the bright sunshine. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 22.0 x 16.0 in./55.9 x 40.6 cm SIGNATURE: Signed and dated lower right MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Lady with Umbrella

    by Edward Cucuel

    Edward Cucuel was an American illustrator and landscape painter. Born in San Francisco, he attended the local academy of arts at the early age of fourteen. Three years later, after a short time working as an illustrator at ‘The Examiner’ newspaper, he went to Paris. There he entered the Academie Julian and the Academie Colarossi, later studying under Gerome at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 27.5 x 31.5 ins/ 69.9 x 80.0 cm SIGNATURE: Signed 'Cucuel' (lower left) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Edward-crucel-boating-on-a-sunday-afternoon
    Edward Cucuel was an American illustrator and landscape painter. Born in San Francisco, he attended the local academy of arts at the early age of fourteen. Three years later, after a short time working as an illustrator at ‘The Examiner’ newspaper, he went to Paris. There he entered the Academie Julian and the Academie Colarossi, later studying under Gerome at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 13.4 c 13.4 in./34.0 x 34.0 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Watercolour and pencil on paper
  • A pioneer in the perceptual art movement, painter Julian Stanczak built his life around seeking answers to questions about color, light, form and the way the expression of those things affected the human eye and emotions. Stanczak, a 1954 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, also devoted himself to helping young artists discover what they alone could bring into the world. Over the decades, Stanczak delved deeply into studies of light waves and the effects that colors had on each other in juxtaposition. With help from his father-in-law, he built a machine to cut rolls of tape to any width so he could mask off portions of his canvases to achieve edge precision. His studio was a festival of colors mixed with great care, allowing him as much control as possible over the experience of light and feeling on the part of the viewer. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 55.9 x 55.9 cm/22.0 x 22.0 ins SIGNATURE: Signed (verso) MEDIUM: Acrylic and collage on canvas