This is really a great piece. A wonderful landscape painting by Webster Kullberg. I have searched and searched and been able to find very little information about the artist. What is known is that he was an artist in Connecticut and was part of the Federal Arts Project. I have found an exhibition that included the artist at the Swedish Arts Club back in 1929, so my assumption is that he is of Swedish descent. The Connecticut State Library has him living in Westport Connecticut and also has a list of 16 paintings that the artist has known to have painted. My guess is that the list is built from exhibition listings. On that list is a painting titled "February Afternoon" which is the title of this painting. It is written in pencil on the back of the stretcher. Kullberg was also included in a couple of recent exhibitions in Connecticut. One at the Mattatuck Museum about works of the WPA who showed everyday life in Connecticut at the time. This is a wonderful impressionist landscape painting of the rolling hills of Connecticut in winter. Oil on canvas measuring 20 x 24 inches. Signed lower left corner. Overall, very good condition. A few minor spots and a very minor layer of surface grime but nothing too bad. The white of the snow is still bright. Also some minor craquelere to the canvas but the painting is still very stable. Original frame is complimentary though shows some paint loss. A great period frame would really highlight this excellent scarce work. Frame measures 26 x 30 1/2 inches.
WEBSTER KULLBERG '"February Afternoon' Connecticut Winter Painting - WPA Listed