ELIZABETH STREET WOODSTOCK WORKSHOP AUTUMN OIL WPA ERA
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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... read more