Oil on canvas painting of a fetching young woman, 30" by 24", unframed, signed at upper right corner "George E. Harris" and dated there 1929. The artist is American painter GEORGE EDGERLY HARRIS (1898-1938). Harris was born in Delaware and appears to have most of his auto accident-shortened life in the northeastern states. He was the son of Charles X. Harris of the Noank, Connecticut art colony, and a pupil of his father and of Charles Courtney Curran. The young Harris studied at the Art Students League, National Academy of Design, and at the Academie Julian in Paris. He exhibited at the Salmagundi Club in New York. His paintings do not seem to be common. By the mid 1930's the artist was living in Winchester in upstate Connecticut. He worked easel paintings, murals, and graphic art. Obviously his style was lushly impressionistic. This is an excellent example of that, with rich brushstrokes, on a canvas with a Belgian canvas maker's stencil on it. I have had the painting recently cleaned by a top restorer, who repaired with tiny patches several minor punctures in the upper left portion of the painting.
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