James Everett Stuart (1852-1941) - Sunset Glow, Mt. Hood, Oregon


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26.5" x 30.5" framed. Painted on January 29, 1924. Acquired from a private collection in Arizona. Backside states "No. 3133 - 20x24 - $3,500 ./xy, Sunset Glow, Mt. Hood Oregon, Pt. Jan 29, 1924, J. E. Stuart." Crossed out writing reads as: "No. 1983 x 24x20 x $500 ./xy, Portrait of Oscar Harald Viggo Emil le Nordmand de Brettville, Born March 29, 1840, Copenhagen, Denmark, Painted Nov. 12, 1914, J. E. Stuart." It was not uncommon for Stuart to paint over an earlier painting. This painting is in good condition. There is craquelure in the upper left corner and also the lower right corner. In the lower left corner, there is a restoration spot, and a patch can be seen on the backside in this area. James Everett Stuart became known for his panoramic landscapes from Maine to California to Alaska to the Panama Canal, especially of the American West, focusing on Northern California and Oregon. He painted more than 5000 paintings during his lifetime. He originated the method of painting on aluminum and wood with a special adhering process. He also wrote on the back of most of his paintings. He studied art with Virgil Williams, Raymond Yelland, Thomas Hill, and William Keith at the San Francisco School of Design. He first traveled to the Northwest in 1876, and in 1881, he opened his studio in Portland, Oregon. From there, he traveled throughout the West and East Coast and into Mexico. During much of the 1890s, he lived in Chicago. In 1912, he returned to San Francisco until his death in 1941. His studio was near Union Square, and he was highly successful and popular among his peers. He was a member of the Bohemian Club. One of his paintings is in the White House, and his work is in the historical societies of Oregon, Washington, and Montana.
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