Ernest Fiene (1894-1965) American Ashcan School Landscape Oil Painting
This pretty rural landscape by Ernest Fiene (1894-1966) dates from the second quarter of the twentieth century. Frame measures 12.5 by 18.5 by 2 in and the stretcher measures 12.2 by 6.2 in. Frame is old and has been refinished. Canvas is very clean and exhibits rich color. Fiene studied at the National Academy of Design in New York, and at the Beaux Arts Institute. In the 1920s he studied printmaking at the Art Students League where he later returned in the 1940s to teach. He is known for his lithographs, etchings and paintings depicting rural landscapes of the Hudson river valley and Connecticut, and cityscapes of New York and elsewhere. His works can be found in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Addison Gallery of American Art (Andover MA), Cleveland Museum of Art, Harvard University Art Museum, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among others. The highest price achieved at auction for a work by Fiene is believed to be $50,000 for the sale of a painting entitled "Farmers in the Grading Barn", sold in lot 180 on 11/18/06 by Harlowe-Powell Auction Gallery in Charlottesville, VA.