MARION VALE OLDS (1901-1993) California art fine pastel still life painting

Pastel on paper laid on board, the subject fruits and a porcelain cup on a tabletop, a vase with at top center, 20" by 15 1/2" (27" by 23" as framed), signed at lower right "Olds" (MARION VALE OLDS 1901-1993). The work is a fine example by this talented woman artist, the cramped artistic space and carefully thought-out arrangement of the objects in that space indicative of an artist of great talent who is taking from Cezanne as well as the WPA (I would guess the age as circa 1930's or 1940's). According to the Hughes biography, Vale, a graduate of USC and art editor there of a humor magazine, studied at the Otis Art Institute in the early 1920's and privately with John Hubbard Rich and Richard Munsell. After her marriage to Reginald Olds, she remained in Los Angeles and was active in the local art scene through the early 1970s. She died in Orange County, California on March 14, 1993. Her works include floral still lifes. Vale exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1935, 1943, and 1952; at the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco, 1939; Oakland Art Gallery, 1939. This work is in excellent condition. Note that all photos were taken through the old style non-glare glass, which tends to dull detail. Note also the remains of an old label with the words "Santa Paula". The present framing is not ideal as the drawing is positioned directly against the glass, with no space between, as there is no mat. Shipping wizard figures are guesstimates. SEE HUNDREDS OF PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND PRINTS IN MY SHOP.

Item ID: JB02664

MARION VALE OLDS (1901-1993) California art fine pastel still life painting

MARION VALE OLDS (1901-1993) California art fine pastel still life painting
MARION VALE OLDS (1901-1993) California art fine pastel still life painting
MARION VALE OLDS (1901-1993) California art fine pastel still life painting
MARION VALE OLDS (1901-1993) California art fine pastel still life painting
MARION VALE OLDS (1901-1993) California art fine pastel still life painting
MARION VALE OLDS (1901-1993) California art fine pastel still life painting
MARION VALE OLDS (1901-1993) California art fine pastel still life painting
MARION VALE OLDS (1901-1993) California art fine pastel still life painting
MARION VALE OLDS (1901-1993) California art fine pastel still life painting

Pastel on paper laid on board, the subject fruits and a porcelain cup on a tabletop, a vase with at top center, 20" by 15 1/2" (27" by 23" as framed), signed at lower right "Olds" (MARION VALE OLDS 1901-1993). The work is a fine example by this talented woman artist, the cramped artistic space and carefully thought-out arrangement of the objects in that space indicative of an artist of great talent who is taking from Cezanne as well as the WPA (I would guess the age as circa 1930's or 1940's). According to the Hughes biography, Vale, a graduate of USC and art editor there of a humor magazine, studied at the Otis Art Institute in the early 1920's and privately with John Hubbard Rich and Richard Munsell. After her marriage to Reginald Olds, she remained in Los Angeles and was active in the local art scene through the early 1970s. She died in Orange County, California on March 14, 1993. Her works include floral still lifes. Vale exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1935, 1943, and 1952; at the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco, 1939; Oakland Art Gallery, 1939. This work is in excellent condition. Note that all photos were taken through the old style non-glare glass, which tends to dull detail. Note also the remains of an old label with the words "Santa Paula". The present framing is not ideal as the drawing is positioned directly against the glass, with no space between, as there is no mat. Shipping wizard figures are guesstimates. SEE HUNDREDS OF PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND PRINTS IN MY SHOP.

Item ID: JB02664

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