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Leon Dabo (New York/France, 1864-1960) oil on board still life painting depicting a vase of red, purple, orange, and yellow flowers situated on a wooden table before a window. Signed and dated "Leon Dabo '58" with artist's monogram, lower right. Two Estate of Leon Dabo No. 208 labels and additional artist's monogram reading "Leon Dabo Paris, 1937), en verso of board. 22k giltwood molded frame with hand-carved scrolling foliate corner elements and a giltwood fillet. Sight: 17 1/2" H x 12 1/2" W. Framed: 27" H x 22" W. Provenance: Estate of Russell McAdoo, Murfreesboro, TN, acquired from Williams American Art Galleries, Nashville, TN. Biography: Born in Paris, France in 1865, Leon Dabo apprenticed in his father's Detroit studio, then divided his time between Paris and New York. He studied with the artist Pierre-Cecile Puvis de Chavannes, who advised him to learn decorative arts because, 'if you don't you won't eat and you will die.' Dabo focused on architectural decoration until the early 1900s, when he was invited to exhibit his landscapes in New York. He painted broad views of mountains and rivers that emphasized the changing effects of light on the landscape. These images appealed to nineteenth-century Americans, who saw the countryside gradually disappearing as a result of industrialization. Dabo exhibited extensively during his lifetime, both in group shows and as a solo artist, including at the 1913 Armory Show. His work was also on display at many museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the National Gallery of Art. Dabo died in 1960 in New York City, and continues to be exhibited, praised, and widely collected today. (Adapted from the Smithsonian American Art Museum biography of Dabo). Condition: Overall very good condition with 1" x 1 1/2" area of light craquelure, lower left below vase.