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Description: After receiving his initial artistic education in San Diego under Maurice Braun, Alfred Mitchell studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and traveled in Europe before returning to California. He would later serve as President of the San Diego Art Guild and was among those who signed the incorporation papers for the Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, which today is known as The San Diego Museum of Art. Like many of his contemporary artists in Southern California, Mitchell combined in his work the lessons both of Thomas Eakins's American Realism and of French art; the resulting plein air style has come to be known as California Impressionism. This work is housed in a superb hand-carved framed measuring 22.5 x 26.5 inches.
Provenance: Private collection, Connecticut
Dimensions: 16 x 20 inches
Artist or Maker: Alfred Mitchell
Medium: oil on board