Goode Paschall Davis, "Three Irises" Oil PaintingGoode Paschall Davis, "Three Irises" Oil PaintingGoode Paschall Davis, "Three Irises" Oil PaintingGoode Paschall Davis, "Three Irises" Oil PaintingGoode Paschall Davis, "Three Irises" Oil Painting

Goode Paschall Davis (American/CT, CA, 1906 – 1989), a listed artist. Oil on canvas painting depicting three irises arranged in a vase. Each iris is a different color and type of iris--pink, white, and yellow. A pastel spring-time palette with a swirled, impressionistic background of deeper colors, including purple, blue, and gold, the painting reminds the viewer of spring, of course, and the promise of summer. When I was growing up, irises were called "flags," and they were the harbingers of summer, the last spring flower to bloom before summer began; we longed every year for the arrival of the flags, which I always thought of as flags flying for summer, because soon we would be free to play outdoors all day long. Today, this painting can be a window into the promise of future times. Signed and dated "1967" lower left. Sight: 19.5" H x 15.5" W. Framed: 29"H x 25" W.

CONDITION: Excellent, including frame.

Artist Bio: Goode Paschall Davis (1906 – 1989). Born in Havana, Cuba on Nov. 8, 1906, Davis was educated at Harvard University, and studied painting with Charles Hawthorne and in Paris. He was a resident of Salisbury, CT in 1940 and then moved to Santa Barbara, CA where he was active into the 1950s. He died in Nashville, TN on Oct. 20, 1989. Exhibited: Berkshire (MA) Museum, 1938 (prize); NAD, 1938; Park Avenue Gallery (NYC), 1940.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"; Who's Who in American Art 1940-53; Social Security Death Index (1940-2002).

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Mid 20th Century
Oil Paint
United States • American
29" (74 cm)
25" (64 cm)
3" (8 cm)

Goode Paschall Davis, "Three Irises" Oil Painting


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