PAIR of oils on canvas board of historic old structures in landscapes, each 9" by 12" (14 1/4" by 17 1/2" in similar but not identical white wood frames), one signed in red at lower left by listed Philadelphia artist HARRY JAMES OSHIVER (1888-1974). Oshiver was a pupil of Daniel Garber , Henry McCarter, and Hugh Breckenridge. Born in Moscow, Russia, he studied at the Spring Gardens Institute and at the Pennsylvania Academy. Today he is known for his landscapes, nudes, still life, and prints. Some works deal with Jewish themes. These paintings are quite attractive examples of impressionist 20th century American art. The vertical painting is signed, the other not, but that other one has a Philadelphia circa 1930's or 1940's canvas board, and both are identically framed and were acquired together at the same time. Fresh gold frames would be very welcomed.
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