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Mount Shasta, California by Eliza Barchus (Am. b.1857)
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Eliza Rosanna Lamb Barchus (American 1857-1959)

Mount Shasta, California

Oil on artist board, signed lower right and stenciled with location on reverse.

Painting Size: 6.25” x 8.25”
Frame Size: 9.5 ” x 11.5”

Barchus was born in Salt Lake City, UT. She married John Barchus in 1880 and they settled in Portland, OR where she studied with William S. Parrott. Although her home and studio were in Portland, she painted in California throughout her long career. Barchus specialized in mountain landscapes of popular locations in Oregon, Alaska and California such as Mt. Hood, Mt. Shasta, Yosemite, Muir Glacier, and Crater Lake. A prolific painter, she was known as the “Oregon Artist,” and supported her family with her work. Postcards with reproductions of her paintings began appearing in 1906, among the first of their kind in the West.

Sources:
Falk, Peter, ed. Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975
Hughes, Edan Milton. Artists in California 1786-1940 Petteys, Chris. Dictionary of Women Artists
Samuels, Peggy and Harold. Samuels’ Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West



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