This is an oil on canvas board by Wallace Leach (1921-2011). Wallace was an accomplished self taught artist. This is a painting is at sunset featuring two boats at dock. The painting is from a scene 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 gold on the outside and inside accented with a off white center. The frame is hand painted. The outside measures are 21 1/2 inches wide and 17 inches high. The art is 18 1/2 by 14 inches. As can be seen in the pictures the work in in very good condition with vivid colors. The art is signed W Leach in the lower right corner but is untitled which is rare for the artist. He titled the majority of his work.