Carl Thorp (1912–1989) was an American artist who was known for his Impressionist landscape, marine and still life paintings of California, sometimes referred to as California Scene Painting. He was active in California between 1928 and 1957.
fine early piece by listed California "New Masters" painter Kenneth Ray Wilson; contemporary abstract expressionist oil painting in the impasto style with thickly laid layered paint in cool and warm colors; signed lower right, a good quality example of abstract expressionist art; Kenneth finds abstract painting to be the most challenging, “It evolves as you paint it and it takes a longer time as layers of paint need to dry before new layers are added."; Corporate Collections: Price Waterhouse (San Francisco, CA), Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, CA), AT&T Corporation (New Yo
with textile border and lacquered wooden molding; depicting a tranquil landscape with blossoming flowers surrounding a persimmon tree with plump fruit and punctuated with colorful birds; all next to a serene river with swimming ducks as others fly above; all on a gold leaf background; good antique condition with minor overall even patina and wear
a good example of mid-century abstract expressionism, also known as the New York School, with its expressive and colorful palette creating a contemplative mood; signed 'R. Gumpert' ; good condition and professionally cleaned; with original gray cerused wooden frame
a good example of abstract expressionism with its bold, thickly applied paint in the impasto style with great depth of color; good vintage condition; all in an ebonized wooden frame; remnants of gallery and framing company labels on reverse; signed lower right
a good example of American Impressionism with its thickly applied paint capturing the shifting effect of light and color; Hugo Melville Fisher (1878-1946) was active in California and is best known for his seascape and marine paintings. Born in Brooklyn, and the son of artist Hugo Anton Fisher, the Fisher family moved to Alameda, California in 1886.
this very peaceful painting composed of many layers of paint and varnish creating complex hues beneath a silky, soothing surface; Chiu finds her inspiration from her personal spiritual journeys to Mexico and India
milos series – watercolor on paper 2000-2013; a series inspired by the legendary greek island, milos, with a ‘kaleidoscope of minerals, colors and water caves’. san francisco painter, william stanisich, captures the sheer beauty of this island in these paintings and as the artist stated “i have allowed my imagination the freedom to create a realism more accurate than mere mimicry”.
Signed on reverse 'Dutch Galliot at Harbour Mouth'; a galiot was a type of Dutch merchant ship similar to a ketch, with a rounded fore and aft with flat bottoms to sail in shallow waters; excellent restored condition with professional repair; some wear to original giltwood frame; overall craquelure to glaze
Bill Stanisich first encountered England’s Lake District through the poetry of Wordsworth and Coleridge. Upon visiting the area in the 1990's, Stanisich was stunned by the beauty and dramatic light, and the ever-present and often foreboding clouds. In these paintings, he was attracted to the play of light and shadow on the water - a theme he has often returned to.