Paul Lauritz (Norway/California, 1889-1975) oil on board painting titled "Near Phoenix Arizona" depicting a desert landscape. Signed lower left. Titled and signed with his Los Angeles address en verso. Housed in an American 20th century style frame. Sight – 5 3/8" H x 7 1/2" W. Framed – 13" H x 15" W. Early/mid 20th century. Biography (courtesy Askart): Lauritz was born in Norway and was primarily self taught. He moved to Alaska in 1912 to search (unsuccessfully) for gold, and eventually made his way to California, where he opened a studio. He taught at the Chouinard School of Art and the Otis Art Institute. He served as president of the California Art Club for two years and was a member of the Painters and Sculptors Club, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Commission, the Laguna Beach Art Association, the Royal Society of Art in England, and the Salmagundi Club in New York. Provenance: Purchased by Louise Lutz Holloway, daughter of the Knoxville painter Adelia Armstrong Lutz, by descent to present owner. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. Not examined out of frame.
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