Frank Coburn - Beautiful Spanish Cathedral Steps- California Impressionist -Oil painting
Oil painting on board -Signed
Baileys Santa Barbara Handmade Gilt wood Frame
Frame size 22 x 28"
Board size 15 x 20"
Frank Coburn was a California artist known for his landscapes, especially his nocturnal views of Los Angeles. Coburn moved to California from the Midwest in 1909. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1862 and although he was a mostly self-taught artist, he did study briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago.
In California, he developed his own unique style reminiscent of the Barbizon school of painters. He took numerous painting trips within California where he must have gained inspiration for his many Impressionistic landscapes. Coburn eventually sold his Los Angeles studio in 1928, and continued to paint out of his Santa Ana, California home or on the road during his art excursions. William Wrigley, the chewing gum magnate, was a supposed collector of Coburn's work.Coburn had a one-man show at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana in 1938, before his death that same year.