Saturday, December 30, 2006

Maple Tree


Note: This was painted by our PO and is for sale here. I wonder if she used the large maple tree in the back yard as inspiration?

This light and airy impressionsistic landscape is framed and linen lined. It is oil on canvas and measures 14" X 18". It dates from about 1985. It is in excellent condition.

The painting has labels on the back indicating it was an entry in the 1986 American Art Professional League Show at Lever House (NYC), the 1986 Salmagundi Club's Oils and Watercolors Show (NYC) and the Indiana State Fair Professional Arts Division Exhibit

Florence Hutchinson Lonsford (1914-2001) was born in Lebanon, Indiana but spent most of her adult life in New York City. (She did maintain a studio in Indiana until the end of her life). She was a painter, sculptor, printmaker and lithographer.

She is listed in Davenports, Who's Who in American Artists and Directory of American Portrait Artists. She was also a member of NYC's prestigious art society the Salmagundi Club, National Artist League, as well as the American Art Professional League and National Academy of Fine Arts. She studied at the Art Student League under John Howard Sanden.

Her prizes include: Finalist in Deuaville and Cannes, France and Prix d' Honneur at the Exposition Intercontentale, Monaco.

She exhibited widely in galleries in Indiana, Michigan, and in New York City at Marcoleo and Artists Space. Also, her work is in the Coast Guard Artists Galleries in Indiana.