Original Oil - Impressionist - Seascape - MAUDE WALLING WANKER

Lovely oil impressionist SEASCAPE by Oregon regional artist MAUDE WALLING WANKER (1882-1970)
Dimensions: 25 wide x 21.5 high x 1 3/4 deep. In excellent condition, the frame appears original.
Artist Maude (Walling) Wanker, a regional artist in Oregon, was best known for her prowess in watercolor. She founded and was President of both the Oregon Amateur Watercolor Society and the Master Watercolor Society. In the late 1950s, she helped orchestrate their merger into the Watercolor Society of Oregon.
Born in Oswego in 1882, Maude Walling showed artistic ability as a child. Her formal art education included intermittent attendance at the Museum Art School, the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Oregon, and the National School of Art in Vienna, Austria. Beginning in 1933, Maude began a series of paintings documenting historical sites and buildings in Oregon. Some of her nearly 100 canvasses were exhibited in a solo show entitled Historical Landmarks of Oregon in 1935 at the Meier & Frank art gallery. She had a painting accepted for exhibit at the prestigious 1939 National Exhibit of American Art in NYC.
In 1941, Maude moved to Lincoln City, where she was chief organizer of the Lincoln Co. Art Association. A year later, she founded the Lincoln Co. Art Center in De Lake, a few miles
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