Allen Tucker (New York, 1866-1939) impressionistic oil on canvas Autumn landscape painting with heavy impasto, depicting a tree in foreground with fall colors; cypress trees mid-ground; in a grassy field with dark blue tree-filled background and a cloud filled sky above. Signed lower left "Allen Tucker". Housed in a carved wood frame made by Edgar Yaeger (signed en verso), possibly the artist Edgar Louis Yaeger (American/France, 1904-1997). Sight – 23 3/8" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed – 30 5/8" H x 26 3/4" W. Biography: Sometimes referred to as 'the American Van Gogh', architect Allen Tucker began his career as a painter at the age of 38. His early style showed the influences of Claude Monet, Robert Henri and Maurice Prendergast. Tucker exhibited his work with a New York group called the Independents, who challenged the conservative ideas of the National Academy of Design. He was also a founding member of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, which staged the famous Armory Show of modern art in 1913. Tucker had his first large one-man show in 1918 at the Whitney Studio Club, which later became the Whitney Museum of American Art. His works is in the collections of many museums, including: the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; Brooklyn Museum; the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Some areas of light craquelure upper quadrant. See blacklight photo.
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