Framed pastel and ink colorful landscape by artist Erle Loran.
It was Cézanne's work that motivated him. His fascination with Cézanne led him on a three-year odyssey through Cézanne country where Loran painted and photographed the countryside around Aix en Provence.
Among Loran's many exhibitions were in 1924 at the Minnesota State Fair; the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, 1933; the Rockefeller Center, 1935; 1936-1946; the San Francisco Art Museum annuals from 1936; the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939; California Watercolor Society. His works can be seen at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Denver Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum.
His early paintings include lyrical abstractions in primary colors; however, his style has constantly changed with the times. Watercolor was Loran's medium of choice because it dried fast and was lighter to transport to his often-remote plein air locations, such as the ghost towns of California and Nevada. His landscapes, which often include a building or structure, were clean, fresh, and spontaneous.
His works can be seen at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Denver Museum, the University of Minnesota, the Santa Barbara Museum, and the International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation.
REFERENCE NUMBER: LU825813164641
PERIOD: Mid-20th Century
CONDITION: Excellent. New frame.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 20.75" Width: 24.6" Depth: 1.25"
MATERIAL: Paper, Wood
CREATOR: Erle Loran
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States