ELIZABETH STREET WOODSTOCK WORKSHOP AUTUMN OIL WPA ERA
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Sold Date: 10/05/2009
Channel: Online Auction
ELIZABETH STREET WOODSTOCK WORKSHOP OIL PAINTING WPA ERA
Autumn landscape oil painting is marked in the lower right corner: STREET. The back is stamped and written in pencil: No. M 810 (looks like) SUBJECT Landscape ARTIST Street. This was probably from the WPA era.
The sticker is marked: An Original OIL PAINTING from the WOODSTOCK WORKSHOP Fine contemporary art for the discriminating , by Qualified American artists from the well known Art Colony in Woodstock, N.Y. NEW YORK OFFICE: 230 FIFTH AVENUE.
While researching this painting and artist, I found an artist, Elizabeth Stevens Street who had painted at the Art Colony in Woodstock.
This link will take you to so you can see a painting painted by Street with a signature very close to the signature on this painting:
The following information comes from this link: /exhibits/exhibits4/
"Woodstock Impressionism" grew out of the need of Depression-Era artists living outside "The City" -- meaning New York -- many of whom were enrolled in the WPA, to eke out a living painting popular conceptual works dubbed "Impressionism" which were sold during the 1930's, 40's and 50's in various venues, mostly department stores, at prices ranging from $1 to about $10, which would work out to about $50-$350 in today's super-inflated economy.Tiny 4" x 6" and slightly larger 8" x 10" paintings on cheap "student board" or "canvasboard" -- canvas stretched on and glued to heavy cardboard -- by Woodstock artists such as Doris Lee, Paul Wesley Arndt, H. Harvey, Elizabeth Street, Louis Safier and others, were loaded from the corner of a tiny breakfast cafe into a "woodie" station wagon on Sunday morning, and driven down to New York City's Fifth Avenue Gallery , w they were sold to the gallery, which then inexpensively framed and distributed the Woodstock Workshop paintings to various retail outlets, in much the same way the "Ashcan School" of New York found its way into the homes of some astute American collectors of the 1930's and 40's. Gadroon style wood frame: 10 3/4" tall x 12 1/2" long.
Viewing area: 7 5/8" tall x 9 5/8" long.
Painting is in very good condition. I can find only one tiny little nick of paint missing below the house. Colors are a little subdued. Frame is good condition. Scattering of paint loss on the frame.
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