Oil on masonite painting "Autumn in the Rockies" by Arthur J. Hammond (sgnd l.r.). This work uses bright autumnal colors muted with browns and greys. The broad, heavy strokes give the work a post-Impressionist look. The painting was acquired along with two others, both dated 1924, hence the dating of this work.
The back is marked in pencil in the artist's hand, "Autumn in the Rockies/Arthur J. Hammond/Rockport, Massachusetts." A later label in another hand reads, "Arthur J. Hammond/Am. b. Vernon Conn. 1875/1934 Rockport, Mass./Mallett's Index/Am. Art Annual 1933."
Listed inAskART.com's "The Artists Bluebook: 23,000 North American Artists", 2000P.H. Falk's "Who Was Who In American Art: 1564-1975", 1999, p. 7433the National Academy of Design's "Annual Exhibition Record: 1901-1950", 1990, p. 622Falk's "Dictionary of Signatures & Mongrams", 1988, p. 556G.B. Opitz' "Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors, et. al.", 1986, p. 1081Falk's "Who Was Who in American Art: Artists Active 1898-1947", 1985, p. 707Opitz' "Dictionary of American Artists", 1982, p. 372 P. & H. Samuels' "Encyclopedia Artists American West", 1976, p. 549D.T. Mallett's "Index of Artists", 1948, p. 811.
Board size 12"x16". Condition: blacklight examination reveals no inpainting or other repairs; the frame is contemporary to the painting and shows appropriate wear.