An exceptional impressionist cityscape with a view of the State House from Boylston Street by American artist Arthur Merton Hazard (1872-1930). Hazard was born in North Bridgewater, MA on Oct. 20, 1872, studied art Cowles Art School in Boston, with Duveneck in Cincinnati, and with Prinet and Blanc in Paris. Most of his career was spent in Boston where he was principal of the School of Painting in 1904-17. For health reasons, he moved to Los Angeles in 1923. Hazard was active in the local art scene and painted many portraits of prominent Los Angeles residents including Charles M. Russell, Douglas Fairbanks, and Jack Wilkinson Smith. He also painted landscapes and coastal scenes. Exhibitions include Mechanics' Ass'n (Boston), 1892; Cowles Art School, 1894; Maine State Bldg, 1912; Brockton (MA) Women's Club, 1913; Kanst Gallery (LA), 1923; Calif. Art Club, 1923-25; AIC, 1924; Painters of the West (LA), 1924; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1924; Ebell Club (LA), 1924, 1925; Leonard Gallery (LA), 1924; Santa Barbara Art Club, 1924; Biltmore Salon (LA), 1925-27; Cannell & Chaffin Gallery (LA), 1925; Lowe Gallery (LA), 1932. In: Temple Israel (Boston); Amon Carter Museum (Fort Worth); Nevada Museum (Reno); Boston State House; Baltimore Court House; Red Cross Museum (Washington, DC); CHS; NMAA; House of Parliament (Toronto).
Oil on canvas, signed lower left, and housed in a beautiful giltwood frame. Dimensions: 29 in. h x 36 in. w, actual; 38.25 in. h x 44.5 in. w, framed.
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