This Wonderful Original Oil Painting is by Well Listed Florida Artist, Sidney Laufman (1891-1985). Sidney Laufman was born in 1891 in Cleveland, Ohio. A Woodstock painter and National Academy Artist, Laufman studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and at The Art Students League under Robert Henri. Laufman was a prolific painter and exhibited widely, winning the Logan Prize twice and the first Altman prize at the National Gallery of Design. He exhibited at the Corcoran 10 times alone. In the 1920 s and early thirties, Laufman and his wife lived in Paris, returning frequently to New York to arrange work in exhibitions. He first began spending the winters in Sarasota, Florida before he moved there permanently from 1975 until his death in 1985. His work is in the collections of the Art Students League, Art Institute of Chicago, Cleveland Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Minneapolis Art Institute, Museum of Modern Art, Toledo Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and others.
The painting is an impressionistic still life, with muted colors that are quite relaxing. I have come to love impressionism. It gives the viewer a chance to have personal meaning.
Country of Origin: United States of America.
Medium: Oil on Artists Board.
Size: 17 1/2" Tall by 14 5/8" Wide; Framed, 23 7/8" Tall by 20 3/4" Wide.
Signed Lower Right: Sidney Laufman. On the Back there is an Original Paper Gallery Label from the Prestigious Rudolf Galleries of New York and Miami. The Piece is Mounted in a Wooden Gilt Frame.
Condition: Painting is in Very Good Condition. The mat appears to be slightly soiled, especially lower left.