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ALICE BLAIR THOMAS (1857-1945) California impressionist painting art

ALICE BLAIR THOMAS (1857-1945) California impressionist painting art

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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1950: Item # 1428730
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A fine example of the work of Canadian-born artist who is most associated with California, ALICE BLAIR THOMAS (1857-1945). We see a composition in various shades of green, with sheep grazing under a tree in a peaceful scene. The oil on canvasboard measures 14" by 10" (21 1/2" by 17 3/4" in modern-day California style gold frame that has apparently been painted matte black). Thomas painted in the Toronto area in her early years, as well as in Europe and even India. In the second half of the 1890's she was in Nebraska, and soon thereafter found herself on the west coast. She was a member of the British Columbia Society of Artists and while in California was to be found painting on the Monterey Peninsula, in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and in Laguna Beach. On the reverse written in pencil is "Painted by Alice Blair Thomas 1941/3029 West 7th St. /Los Angeles California". Condition is excellent; wall-ready. There is a tiny bit of the old gold showing through on the frame, barely noticeable. Overall a very pleasing work.