Incredible oil by Dedrick Stuber painted in the 1930 or early 40s. The painting measures 20x24 and is in a hand carved wooden frame with 22kt gold finish. This painting will be the key of any collection with it's brilliant colors and image. I seen and handled many California paintings and this by far is one of the best all around paintings I have seen. The images are good but the painting in person is over the top. I bought this along with two others from an estate who's family was a friend of Stuber about 15 years ago.
About the artist:
Known primarily as a California landscape painter of pastoral scenes, Dedrick Stuber also painted marine and mountain views. He was born in New York City and studied at the Art Students League and with Julian Onderdonk and Clinton Peters.
In 1920, he moved to California, settling in Los Angeles and exhibiting his work there through 1940. However, he was likely there earlier because a painting titled "Silver Mining" in a private collection was thought to have been done in 1915. He did his "plein air" landscapes at sunrise when it was cool and shady.
He was a member of the Painters and Sculptors of Los Angeles and the Laguna Beach Art Association, and his work is in the Pasadena Art Museum. He died in Los Angeles on August 18, 1954.
Edan Hughes, Artists in California, 1786-1940