George Pearse Ennis (New York/Maine, 1884-1936) oil on canvas expressionist landscape titled "West Quoddy Head," depicting a point at Quoddy Head State Park in Lubec, Maine. The painting portrays a rocky coastline with crashing waves, foreground, overlooked by the West Quoddy Head lighthouse and other buildings atop a cliff, with a tumultuous ocean below and a cloudy blue sky above. Signed "Ennis" lower right. Titled en verso with artist's name and date "July 3rd 1922," ink inscription "To Mrs Annie Newcomb," along with USA Art shipping label. Housed in a giltwood frame. Sight – 15 1/2" H x 23 5/8" W. Framed – 20" H x 28 1/4" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: "Born in St. Louis, Missouri, George Ennis was an easel painter known for his watercolors and stain glass windows. He also designed Washington Hall, the West Point mess hall. He was a student at Washington University in St. Louis and at the Chase School in New York City. He was a participant in the Federal Art Project during the 1930s. The Art Institute of Chicago has work by George Ennis in its collection." (source: Peter Hastings Falk, editor, "Who Was Who in American Art."). CONDITION: Overall good condition few areas of paint loss, largest 1/4", towards center on cliffs. Areas of light rubbing, minor abrasions, left and top edges of canvas.
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