RALPH HOLMES (1876-1963) California art signed pencil drawing of Sierra Nevada mountains by well listed artist

This is a fine little pencil drawing of jagged, snow-streaked peaks, no doubt in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, by the well listed artist RALPH WILLIAM HOLMES (1876-1963). Holmes I think is one of the most underrated California plein air artists, though his oil works have achieved into the five figures at auction. Most commonly, he worked in oil, with landscapes of the American West, including California, Arizona, and Utah the frequent subjects. Holmes was born in Illinois and studied in Chicago and Paris. After a few years in Pittsburgh, he based himself in Southern California after 1918, though he traveled extensively in the western mountains, coastal regions, deserts and parks, in search of subject matter. He was active in California art circles, with many exhibitions to his credit. This drawing measures 5 1/4" by 8 1/2" inside the mat, and 8 1/2" by 12" in its simple wood frame. Condition is very good overall though there is a small round hole at right, surrounded by a very light ring of brown; it sounds serious but in actuality it takes a lot of looking to notice it as it's overshadowed by the strength of the drawn mountain. Holmes was master painter of mountains. This sketch was possibly a work-up for a painting in oil. Shipping wizard figures are guesstimates. SEE HUNDREDS OF WORKS NOW IN MY SHOP.

Item ID: JB02112

RALPH HOLMES (1876-1963) California art signed pencil drawing of Sierra Nevada mountains by well listed artist

RALPH HOLMES (1876-1963) California art signed pencil drawing of Sierra Nevada mountains by well listed artist
RALPH HOLMES (1876-1963) California art signed pencil drawing of Sierra Nevada mountains by well listed artist
RALPH HOLMES (1876-1963) California art signed pencil drawing of Sierra Nevada mountains by well listed artist
RALPH HOLMES (1876-1963) California art signed pencil drawing of Sierra Nevada mountains by well listed artist
RALPH HOLMES (1876-1963) California art signed pencil drawing of Sierra Nevada mountains by well listed artist
RALPH HOLMES (1876-1963) California art signed pencil drawing of Sierra Nevada mountains by well listed artist
RALPH HOLMES (1876-1963) California art signed pencil drawing of Sierra Nevada mountains by well listed artist
RALPH HOLMES (1876-1963) California art signed pencil drawing of Sierra Nevada mountains by well listed artist
RALPH HOLMES (1876-1963) California art signed pencil drawing of Sierra Nevada mountains by well listed artist

This is a fine little pencil drawing of jagged, snow-streaked peaks, no doubt in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, by the well listed artist RALPH WILLIAM HOLMES (1876-1963). Holmes I think is one of the most underrated California plein air artists, though his oil works have achieved into the five figures at auction. Most commonly, he worked in oil, with landscapes of the American West, including California, Arizona, and Utah the frequent subjects. Holmes was born in Illinois and studied in Chicago and Paris. After a few years in Pittsburgh, he based himself in Southern California after 1918, though he traveled extensively in the western mountains, coastal regions, deserts and parks, in search of subject matter. He was active in California art circles, with many exhibitions to his credit. This drawing measures 5 1/4" by 8 1/2" inside the mat, and 8 1/2" by 12" in its simple wood frame. Condition is very good overall though there is a small round hole at right, surrounded by a very light ring of brown; it sounds serious but in actuality it takes a lot of looking to notice it as it's overshadowed by the strength of the drawn mountain. Holmes was master painter of mountains. This sketch was possibly a work-up for a painting in oil. Shipping wizard figures are guesstimates. SEE HUNDREDS OF WORKS NOW IN MY SHOP.

Item ID: JB02112

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