This is an oil on board by Wallace Leach (1921-2011). Wallace was an accomplished self taught artist. This is a painting on a local river at sunset in the Chambersburg, Pennsylvania area. Here is a brief bio of the artist. After WW2 Wallace received his Masters in English Literature from Penn State University after graduating from Shippensburg High School. Wallace was an extraordinarily talented self taught acrylic and oil artist. He taught art at the Shippensburg Area School District. He also built and decorated furniture for the former Leshers Furniture Store in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. He was a prolific artist and his work was feature in art galleries through the atlantic seaboard in the late 1990’s.
Wallace made all of his frames for each of his painting. This frame is painted gold and adds accent to the art. The frame is hand painted. The outside measures are 16 inches wide and 12 inches high. The art is 13 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches. As can be seen in the pictures the work in in very good condition with vivid colors. On the back of the painting is the title dated 92 and the artist signature. Also signed W Leach in the lower left corner.
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