Attributed to Eliot Candee Clark (New York/Virginia/Europe, 1883-1980) impressionistic oil on canvas landscape painting depicting trees and Spring flowers in a meadow. Red monogram in lower left. Housed in a molded gilt wood frame with off white linen liner. Sight – 15 1/2" x 19 5/8" W. Framed – 21 1/4" H x 25 3/8" W. Provenance: The collection of Dr. William Kendall Striker, Chattanooga, TN. Biography: Son of the Tonalist landscape painter Walter Clark, Eliot Clark frequently visited his father's New York studio where he interacted with prominent artists including John Twachtman, Edward Potthast, Joseph De Camp, and Frank Duveneck. After a brief period of study at the Art Students League, Clark made a study trip to Europe in 1904. Not long after his return to New York in 1906, Clark opened a studio in the Van Dyke Studio Building where several other Tonalist painters also maintained spaces. He was elected an associate member of the National Academy of Design in 1917 and later served as its president and curator/conservator. He moved to Albemarle, Virginia in 1932, and was one of the few Impressionist artists of the Southern states. Clark also exhibited widely, and taught classes at the Art Students League. His work is represented in the Telfair's permanent collection, as well as the collections of other institutions such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Parrish Art Museum, and the Weisman Art Museum. He passed away in Charlottesville, Virginia at the age of ninety-seven. (adapted from Holly Watters, The Johnson Collection and Askart). CONDITION: Overall good condition. Canvas has been relined.
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