Outstanding California Oil Painting by Alexander M. Wood

A Northern California landscape painter, Alexander Wood was self-taught and itinerant. He worked in the Northwest including British Columbia before establishing a studio in San Francisco in the mid-1880s.

He was born in Scotland in 1849. He died in 1925. In California, he became a close friend of painter Astley David Cooper, and, excessive drinkers, they went on numerous painting, and carousing trips together.

He painted primarily Northern California Landscapes, including coastal scenes.

I have purchased part of his estate that has been in storage for over 40 years. The canvases are in surprisingly good condition, but they are very very dirty. I must have them cleaned and conserved, and then framed, before I can put them on the market. I will be adding others to my RL store as they become available.

Like ADM Copper, Wood would quickly paint something to sell, so that he could have drinking money. The result is that some of his work is not nearly as good as others. Fortunately, these paintings that I have purchased are the best that I have seen of his work. They must be from a time in his life when he was seriously painting.

While many of the paintings are unsigned, I absolutely guarantee that they are definitely his work.

This one is unsigned.

Sight is 29.5" x 18.5" With the frame it is 35" x 24"

There is some cracking to the paint because of its' age, (see magnified photo #9) but there are no holes or repairs to the canvas. There has been a little in-painting to the extreme left edge of the canvas, but you can hardly see it.

It is beautifully executed painting.

Item ID: 2784A

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