Oil on canvas painting, 18" by 24" (27" by 32 1/2" framed), signed at lower right by the well-known late California artist VIOLET K. PARKHURST (1921-2008). Parkhurst, born in Vermont, spent most of her life in Southern California, becoming widely known for her seascape and coastal scenes. She is best known for them, but still life, animals, and mountain landscapes are also found within her body of work. For many years her gallery was to be found in San Pedro, California, near the Los Angeles Harbor, and even today after her death, a web site protects her legacy. Parkhurst had a very interesting life, meeting the famous, who purchased her paintings; many photos of her with presidents and actors are to be found on her website. Clark Gable is reputed to have been someone she dated (see photo online of a young Violet with him). Giclee reproductions and other reproductions of her original paintings have further spread her fame. Written on the stretcher evidently in the artist's hand is "Demenstration painting". Frame and painting are in excellent condition.
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