A large (36" by 30", 40" by 34" framed) oil on canvas of a ceramic modernist figure of a woman arranged with a cutting of magnolia, on a tabletop, circa 1940's, signed at lower left by the Kansas-born, Oklahoma and California-educated woman artist ELLA JACK (1890-1972). The painting is of commanding size. As the photos indicate there is extensive paint flake loss throughout the composition, showing as white spots in the images. The restoration work could be expensive but worthwhile. Jack was born in Hiawatha, Kansas and received art training a the Kansas City Art Institute with Randall Davey. She also studied at Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, and at Chouinard and Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, where she was a pupil of Millard Sheets and Edouard Vysekal. Jack was herself an instructor until the end of her life.
ELLA JACK (1890-1972) modernist painting of magnolia in still life arrangement by Kansas-born California artist