VIOLA PRATT STONE (Listed California artist 1872-1958). Early California impressionist landscape, 1935, 20" x 24" oil on canvas laid on board (framed size: 24-1/2" x 28-1/2") signed/dated lower left. Ships with frame for $35.00. If you don't want the frame, we can discard the frame and ship for $22.00. Condition: “Light dirt upper left sky, some slight white showing through in a few areas, right edge has some white showing on outer edge, frame liner dirt, a few frame nicks”
Biography Viola Pratt Stone
Born in Omaha, NE on Aug. 28, 1872. Viola Pratt began her art studies in Omaha and for four years at the Kansas City Art Institute under J. L. Wallace and Edna Kelly. By 1929 she had moved to Long Beach, CA and continued her studies with Elmer Schofield. The wife of Joseph Stone, she died in Long Beach on April 5, 1958. Exh: Long Beach AA, 1929-33 (1st prize); Ebell Club (LA), 1934 (prize); Clearwater Jr. High School, 1936.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
American Art Annual 1929-33; Who's Who in American Art 1936-53; WW in the West, 1954; Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure).
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