Expressionist still life painting with an apple as the main subject. Abstract background, bringing our focus to the apple at the forefront. A very colorful color palette meets medium brush strokes creating a lot of strength. It sits in its original rough frame chosen by the artist. Signed and dated 1975 Born in Tacoma, WA on Oct. 23, 1918. Randall was in Salem, OR during the 1930s. He created artworks while working as a cook, waiter, boxer, harvest hand, and other odd jobs. In 1942 he moved to San Francisco and, while shipping out with the Merchant Marine, continued to paint. From 1955-57 he was in Montreal while he painted a mural in the Young Men's and Women's Hebrew Ass'n. In 1959 he opened an art gallery in Mendocino, CA with his wife, Emmy Lou Packard, and in 1970 continued the operation in Tomales Bay, CA. He died in San Francisco, CA on Aug. 11, 1999. Exh: Oregon State Fair, 1930 (1st prize); MOMA, 1939; Salem Federal Art Center, 1939 (solo); Seattle Museum, 1940 (solo); Reed College, 1941 (solo); Raymond & Raymond (SF), 1943 (solo); American Contemporary Gallery (LA), 1946; San Francisco Art Association, 1946-51; Chabot Gallery (LA), 1952 (solo). In: Montreal Museum.
REFERENCE NUMBER: LU825827204892
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 27.50" Width: 28" Depth: 1"
MATERIAL: Masonite, Painted
CREATOR: Byron Randall (Painter)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States