Distant Hills

Distant Hills
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$2800.00
This is a fine original watercolor painting by California artist Millard Sheets. Sight size measures 12 x 18 inches in a 23 1/2 x 27 1/2 inch Whistler-style frame. Pencil signed in the lower right. Sheets exquisitely captures the light and shadow of the clouds and mountains in this western desert landscape. C. 1940. Millard Sheets was one of the founding members of the "California Scene Painters" and exerted a lasting influence upon subsequent generations of Western painters. He and the small group of painters who worked in California during the 1930s and 1940s developed a new style of watercolor painting that was at the forefront of the American watercolor movement of the time, which later gave rise to a generation of painters who became known as the California Regionalist school. Source: The Smithsonian Archives