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Oil Painting Joane Cromwell 1895 - 1969 Victor Hugo Inn

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Oil Painting Joane Cromwell 1895 - 1969 Victor Hugo Inn
Outstandingly Large “Victor Hugo Inn on the Cliffs of Laguna Beach” Oil on canvas. Signed Joane Cromwell and dated '50 lower left. This work was commissioned by the owners of the famous cliff side eatery. Original frame. Dimensions: 51.5” X 36” without frame, 62” X 45” with frame. Circa 1950. Catherine Strode, whose pseudonym is Joane Cromwell (from her family tree dating back to Oliver Cromwell), from Lewistown, Illinois graduated from the Chicago Art Institute with honors. She was head of the Laguna Beach Art Association, The Illinois Academy of Fine Arts of Chicago, and the Art Guild of the Fine Arts Society of San Diego. “Crom” with her own evocative style and unique way of conveying vivid color, pioneered new possibilities in oil paint color technology and established herself as a leader in the California Plein Air Movement including marine, landscape and portraiture painting. Strong demand for Cromwell paintings is demonstrated by recorded public wholesale sales including the converted $/square inch sale price of $93,275 for “A Laguna Landmark Passes" (16’ X 20”) Lot 46 at John Moran Auctioneers in Pasadena, California on October 25th, 2005. Own this unique piece of Art History for a great value.

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