Elizabeth Street Woodstock Art Colony 1930

ELIZABETH STEVENS STREET (EARLY 20TH CENTURY) Beautiful original oil on canvasboard Early work by this exceptional Artist. 16" X 20" signed lower right, E. Street Ashokan High Point Mountain, South Mountain and Sailboats on the Ashokan Reservoir circa 1930 Excellent oil on artists canvas board. Canvasboard size is: 16" X 20" Nice original Frame. Painting is circa 1930's. Has been cleaned with 4 minor touch ups to a few scratches. A beautiful authentic original oil by one for the Woodstock Art Colony artist during the depression years. PLEASE NOTE: THE FRAME IS INCLUDED FREE OF CHARGE AS IS I SELL FINE ART & INCLUDE THE FRAMES Guranteed to be an original work by Elizabeth Stevens Street Circa 1930's era. ROBERT'S FINE ART SINCE 1987 APTOS CALIFORNIA ON BEAUTIFUL MONTEREY BAY CALIFORNIA IMPRESSIONISM BAY AREA FIGURATIVE & ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM DE-ACCESSIONED MUSEUM PAINTINGS AND COLLECTIONS The following, submitted by Sandi Brockway, references the WPA activity of Elizabeth Street. Woodstock Impressionism grew out of the need of Depression-Era artists living outside The City-- meaning New York -- many of whom were enrolled in the WPA, to eke out a living painting popular conceptual works dubbed Impressionism, which were sold during the 1930's, 40's and 50's in various venues, mostly department stores, at prices ranging from $1 to about $10, whichwould work out to about $50-$350 in today's super-inflated economy. Tiny 4" x 6" and slightly larger 8" x 10" paintings on cheap "student board" or "canvasboard" -- canvas stretched on and glued to heavy cardboard -- by Woodstock artists such as Doris Lee, Paul Wesley Arndt, H. Harvey, Elizabeth Street, Louis Safier and others, were loaded from the corner of a tiny breakfast cafe into a "woodie" station wagon on Sunday morning, and driven down to New York City's Fifth Avenue Gallery, located at 230 Fifth Avenue, where they were sold to the gallery, which then inexpensively framed and distributed the Woodstock Workshop paintings to various retail outlets, in much the same way the Ashcan School of New York found its way into the homes of some astute American collectors of the 1930's and 40's. Woodstock was originally an art colony founded during the late 1800's by a few well-known artists who found New York City not the ideal environment for landscape painters. Source: AskArt.com

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Fine Art
Antiques (approx100yrs)
(Width x Height X Depth)
20.00 x 16.00 x
Oil on Canvas Board