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Painting

Distant Hills
1907-1989, American

Sight size 12 1/4 x 18 inches, framed in a 24 x 27 1/2 inch Whistler-style frame. Signed "Millard Sheets" in pencil in the lower right. Watercolor on paper. The multifaceted Millard Sheets was one of the first of a group known as the California Scene Painters, part of a larger Regionalist movement from the 1930s to the 1960s that describes a representational style capturing scenes from everyday life. During the 1930s and 1940s, he and a small group of California artists developed a new style of watercolor painting and became known as the California Regionalist School.

Print

Head of a Girl
1890-1978, English

A truly remarkable original lithograph, image size 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches, 1944, from a small edition of 25, pencil signed and dated. Born in England and found to be artistically talented at an early age, Gerald Brockhurst was enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools. A scholarship enabled him to study in France and Italy where the work of the great masters, especially Botticelli and da Vinci, had a lasting influenced on him. He became well known for his classically styled portraits etched with a remarkable sense of detail and texture.

Drawing

Churchyard
1895-1973, English

Ink drawing, measures 4 2/8 x 2 3/4 inches on 9 x 7 3/4 inch paper. Initialed in the lower right corner.