FINE OLD 1915 IMPRESSIONIST LANDSCAPE PASTEL PAINTING ARTHUR B. WILDER VERMONT

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 16, 2016
  • Channel: Auction House
THIS IS A VERY WELL DONE, ANTIQUE, 1915, IMPRESSIONIST, PASTEL PAINTING BY VERY WELL LISTED VERMONT ARTIST ARTHUR B. WILDER (1857-1945). THE PAINTING HAS COLORS THAT JUST LIGHT THE PAINTING UP, IT APPEARS TO BE THE VERMONT COUNTRYSIDE, FEATURING MOUNTAIN HOMESTEADS ALONG THE STREAM AND UP IN THE HILLS. YOU CAN ALMOST PICTURE THIS BEAUTIFUL STREAM IN VERMONT, AS IT ROLLS DOWN THE MOUNTAIN AND THROUGH THE VALLEY. THE PAINTING IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, NICELY FRAMED AND SIGNED, "ARTHUR B. WILDER 1915). THE PAINTING MEASURES 11-1/2" X 14-1/2", THE PAINTING AND MATTING MEASURES 18" X 21', THE OUTER EDGES OF THE FRAME IS 20-1/2" X 23-1/2". BELOW IS A BIO OF THIS ARTIST COURTESY OF ......
Arthur was born April 23, 1857 in Poutney, Vermont. His father had just retired as the Superintendent of the Rutland & Washington Railroad, and they shortly moved to West Rupert, VT where he had bought timber lots to furnish the R&W RR with wood for fuel and ties.
At age five Arthur began drawing everything around the house and when a New York artist, Frederick Hitch, came to town to paint cattle and sheep young Arthur followed him around. He told the boy to go to an art school if he wanted to learn the craft. Later Arthur went first to Saratoga Springs and took watercolor classes with a Miss Watson and later with Mr. Ehninger a printmaker.
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