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Oil Painting “Road to Palm Canyon” by F.J. Girardin

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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: Pre 1940: Item # 1275396

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Impressionist oil painting on canvas by Frank J. Girardin (1856-1945) titled “Road to Palm Canyon” this desert landscape scene is from the Palm Springs area, with a winding road leading towards the Palm Canyon with the San Jacinto mountains in the background and in the foreground is scrub brush which adds another element of color and texture. In an original gilt frame that dates from the early 20th Century. Size: 15.5 x 19.5 (with frame 20” 24”)

Francois "Frank" Joseph Girardin was an American impressionist best known for his landscape paintings of both Indiana and southern California. In 1910, Girardin moved to Redondo Beach, California where he painted local landscapes. His works are in various museums. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Girardin early on was a player for the for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. He went to Cincinnati in the 1870s and studied under Thomas Satterwhite Noble and later Frank Duveneck at the Cincinnati Art Academy. He played an important role in the development of the Art Association of Richmond (now the Richmond Art Museum) was a prominent member of the Richmond Group of artists. He was a member of the board of directors of the Art Association for several years. It was during his time in Indiana that he received the most recognition for his work. He exhibited three paintings in the Indiana building at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 and was a member of the Society of Western Artists.