An amazing gem of a painting by the noted Indiana / Brown County Artist Georges La Chance. This is an original oil on canvas painting which has been matted as depicted in the images below. The painting measures 8 ¼ by 8 ¼ inches (viewable area). The frame measures 14 ½ by 16 ½ inches. Note: This painting has not been examined outside of the frame. The original paper backing is intact and unopened. Signed by the artist in the lower left corner. Nice crisp colors with very detailed brush strokes. Because it has been preserved behind glass, this painting appears to be in exceptional condition. Based on the materials and style, this work appears to date to around 1940 give or take a few years. This is an exceptional Brown County, IN landscape in the spring or summer. One of the better smaller paintings by this artist we have seen. La Chance's paintings have steadily risen over the past few years and will certainly continue to be in demand. An excellent choice for the advance collector of 20th Century American / Midwestern landscapes.
Georges (Jack) La Chance (LaChance) biography
Georges LaChance, 1888-1964, an Indiana painter of Impressionist landscapes, first moved to Brown County in that state in the early 1930s. He was a charter member of the Brown County Art Gallery Association. He exhibited at the Marshall Field Gallery, and Art Institute of Chicago, both in Chicago, Illinois; Sheldon Swope Art Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana; and the Hoosier Salon, from 1926-1961. A prominent member of the Brown County Art colony and President of the Brown County Art Guild, Georges La Chance painted the scenic views of rural Indiana. He was born in Utica, New York and settled in Nashville, Indiana. He studied at the St. Louis Art School and exhibited at the Hoosier Salon. Biography from AskART