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Douglas Denniston (Arizona, 1921-2004) oil on canvas painting titled "White Clouds" depicting a Western desert landscape with several cactuses and other plant life beneath a cloudy blue sky. Signed and dated "Denniston 96" lower center. Eric Firestone Gallery, Scottsdale and Tucson, AZ paper label, en verso. Housed in a silver metal frame. Sight: 45 3/4" H x 51 3/4" W. Framed: 46 1/2" H x 52 1/2" W. Provenance: Estate of Russell McAdoo, Murfreesboro, TN, acquired from Eric Firestone Gallery. Note: a catalog of Denniston's exhibition "Douglas Denniston: 42 Years in Tucson" at the Tucson Museum of Art in 2001, which featured this work with the title "White Clouds," is included. Biography: Douglas Denniston studied painting with Raymond Jonson and co-founded the Transcendental Painting Group with Emil Bistrram in 1938. In 1945 he came to New Mexico and became involved in the Santa Fe/Taos Art Movement. His work during this period was mainly abstract. By the 1950s, when he began a teaching position at the University of Arizona, he started working in a more representational style. His work has been exhibited at MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Butler Institute of American Art. Condition: Overall very good condition.