Old California Impressionist Plein Air Painting by Darwin Duncan (1905-2002)

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Seller: antiques-art (2,833) 100%, Location: Ben Lomond, California, Ships to: US, Item: 392289989068 CLICK HERE TO VIEW MY OTHER EBAY LISTINGS "Canyon Ranch" - Circa 1940's Beautiful impressionist landscape with buildings by well-listed California artist, Darwin Duncan (1905-2002). Oil on canvas board. Signed by the artist, lower right, "Darwin Duncan". Original label from the artist, on the reverse, with the title :"CANYON RANCH" and the original price of $45.00. Mounted in a contemporary frame. Undated, but probably late 1940's. The canvas board has a printed makers label with a "Philadelphia, 23" address. The United States Post Office implemented two digit numbers for numerous large cities in 1943. Five-digit ZIP Codes were introduced nationwide in 1963 PAINTING - 16" x 20"FRAME - 23" x 27" CONDITION : Excellent condition. No restoration noted. Does not need a cleaning and is ready to hang. ~ Darwin William Duncan (1905 - 2002) Darwin Duncan, a painter of the California landscape, was born in St. James, Minnesota, on July 28, 1905. His parents brought him to California when he was five years old because of his asthmatic condition. As a child, Duncan developed a love of drawing, which stayed with him as an adult. At the age of 29, he met the painter Karl Albert, who said to him, "You draw better than I do. Maybe you should start painting." With that encouragement, Duncan did his first desert painting in 1934. He and Karl Albert soon met Edgar Payne who stopped at the Albert's mom and pop grocery store in Oro Grande, California to outfit himself for one of his trips to the Sierras. This encounter was the beginning of Duncan's development as a Plein-Air painter under the tutelage of Payne, which lasted until Edgar Payne's death in 1947. Duncan was soon to also start lessons with Samuel Hyde Harris and they developed a close friendship that lasted some 30 years. During the 1940's, Duncan also studied figure painting at the Los Angeles Business Men's Institute with Christian Von Schneidau. Starting in 1957, he instructed art for 17 years for Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, followed by 7 years at Palomar College in San Marcos, California. Duncan's paintings include scenes of the California deserts and ranch lands, for the most part. He has lectured and demonstrated throughout the Southwest, Hawaii, Canada, and Mexico. Whether his subjects were landscapes, seascapes, barns or desert flowers, Darwin Duncan showed the pride he had in the workmanship in every piece of art. He often painted with renowned artists Edgar Payne, Sam Hyde Harris, Karl Albert and Don Miles. "These fellows were famous for the painting campouts they went on in Utah and the beautiful paintings that resulted," said Annie Rowley, director of the Santa Ysabel Art Gallery. "Darwin hung out with the best." Darwin Duncan held life memberships in: the Laguna Beach Art Association and Museum in Laguna Beach, California; the Paramount Art Association in Paramount, California; Huntington Beach Art Association in Huntington Beach, California; and Southland Art Association in Montebello, California. Duncan was president of the Long Beach Spectrum Club. Darwin Duncan is listed in "Artists in California, 1786-1940" by Edan Milton Hughes, 1989; "Art and Artists" published by The Desert Art Center, 1964 (Palm Springs, California); and "Artists of Southern California, Vol. II" 1991. ~ This piece will be a quality addition to any collection of American, Western, or CaliforniaArt and will display beautifully in any Mid Century Modern, Southwest, Eames Era, Art Deco, Modernist, Art Nouveau, or Arts and Crafts decor. ~ Please look carefully at all the photos to view the details and condition of the piece and e-mail with any questions ... I always respond quickly! Shipped from California, USA. This object comes from a smoke-free, pet-free environment. All of my pieces are guaranteed authentic, as described, and to your satisfaction, with a full money-back guarantee if returned promptly and in good condition. Thank you for looking! CLICK HERE TO VIEW MY OTHER EBAY LISTINGS Size: Medium (up to 36in.), Region of Origin: US, Artist: Daewin Cuncan, Style: Impressionist, Listed By: Dealer or Reseller, Quantity Type: Single-Piece Work, Painting Surface: Canvas board, Medium: Oil, Date of Creation: 1900-1949, Original/Reproduction: Original, Sub-Style: American, Features: Framed, Subject: Landscape, Originality: Original

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