JAMES LEE COLT Original Signed Western Painting LISTED
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Directory: Archives: Fine Art: Pre 1980: Item # 1102003
The NEW ANTIQUARIAN
Los Angeles, California
|JAMES LEE COLT (American, 1922-2005). Subject: a cowboy ropping a steer in a parched western landscape. Provenance: California estate. This is a superb, handsome work by this noted, well-listed Western artist. Work measures: 14 x 9 1/2 inches - image size. Framed (under glass), work measures: 21 1/2 x 17 inches. Medium: gouache (possibly acrylic). Signed lower right, "James Colt." Work is in excellent condition. Please disregard glare in photos. Authenticity is Guaranteed. Domestic shipping is $25. The following excerpt courtesy of AskArt.com: The professional achievements of James Colt have been recognized by his election to membership in three societies: Society of Illustrators, New York; Pastel Society of America, New York; American Artists Professional League, New York. His work has been exhibited in the National Art Club of New York as a charter member of Pastel Society of America and in the American Watercolor Society shows at the National Academy galleries in New York. Colt's style of painting is best described as Semi-Abstract Impressionism showing the influence of his mentors, Burt Procter and Nicolai Fechin. The vast majority of his works were western acrylics and watercolor gouache. Coltís best sellers during the 1970s were paintings depicting racecars, bull fighting and westerns with almost all of his paintings displaying both movement and drama. He was an art teacher with his own studio in the mid 1960s through mid 1970s where he taught 30 students per week in Newport Beach, California. Colt's Impressionist style was influenced by two Spanish artists, Velasquez and Goya and his own teacher in the 1950s and 1960s, Sergei Bongart, a student of Nicolai Fechin.|