James Henderson (California/Canada, 1871-1951) oil on board landscape painting titled "In the Qu'Appelle Valley" depicting Regina Beach located in the Qu'Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan. Signed lower left "J. Henderson". Titled en verso and additionally signed "J. Henderson/Fort Qu'Appelle". Housed in a modern giltwood frame with carved shell corners. Sight – 7 1/4" H x 9 1/4" W. Framed – 12 1/4" H x 14 1/4" W. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. Biography: James Henderson was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1871. At age sixteen he apprenticed to the trade of lithography while studying art at the Glasgow School of Art in the evening. In 1894 he went to London to work as a commercial artist. He emigrated to Canada in 1909, stopping for a short period in Winnipeg, Manitoba before settling in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he worked as a commercial artist as well as being commissioned to do portraits. Henderson's frequent visits to the Qu'Appelle Valley resulted in his purchasing some land and moving there in 1916. Although he did occassionly travel, he spent the majority of his life capturing the beauty of this area and its seasons. His admiration of indigenous peoples, particularly the Blackfeet, led him to paint several native portraits, several of which are on display in the Port Huron Museum. (source: AskArt/Port Huron Museum). CONDITION: Painting overall very good condition slight inpainting to sky left side visible under black light. Very minor abrasion to frame, upper left corner.
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