Alexander Bower (Delaware/Maine, 1875-1952) oil on canvas marine painting depicting a rocky shore with tumultuous, crashing waves beneath a sky with purple-tinged clouds. Signed "Alexander Bower" lower right. Housed in a Louis XIV style molded giltwood frame. Sight – 23 1/4" H x 35" W. Framed – 32 1/2" H x 44 1/2" W x 3" D. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Alexander Bower was known for his seascapes, particularly scenes depicting the coasts of Cape Elizabeth and Cliff Island, Maine. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and exhibited there and at the Carnegie Institute, the National Academy of Design (of which he was an Associate Member), and the Art Institute of Chicago. He also was director of the Sweat Memorial Art Museum and the School of Fine Applied Art, both in Portland, Maine, and an art instructor at Bowdoin College. His works are in several Maine museums. CONDITION: Overall good condition with craquelure, visible stretcher marks. Canvas has been relined. 2" x 1 3/4" area of inpainting lower left quadrant of canvas (on rock). Areas of natural age shrinkage to frame.
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