Autumn landscape painting, oil on masonite panel, 9" by 12" (16 1/2" by 19" framed), signed at lower right, and on reverse bearing title "Fall on Geer Mtn." and the artist's then-address in South Kent, a small town in northwestern Connecticut. This is an early, 1966 palette knife work of contemporary Connecticut impressionist RICHARD STALTER (1934-). Stalter was born in Dayton, Ohio, exhibiting early talent. Work in advertising was not satisfying, leading the young artist to come at age 30 to the fertile artistic region in northwestern Connecticut, the Litchfield Hills, home to artists great and less-than-great since the turn of the century. Stalter came to study with artist Bernard Lennon in the town of Gaylordsville, on the Housatonic River. Thus began a career that continues to this day, the artist's most recent works featured on his website. Stalter has painted the full range of subject matter-----landscapes, coastals, figures, and still life. This lovely work is in excellent condition (could benefit from a light freshening-up cleaning, but that would not be mandatory).
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