Beautiful painting of an old farm in Sonora, California by prominent California artist Paul Lauritz (1889-1975), one of the important artists of the 20th century from the early plein air movement. Lauritz had a long and illustrious career as an artist, from his early days up in Alaska during the teens, to moving down to California and becoming one of the plein air giants of the movement. By the 1930's, his style had changed; his colors became a bit more muted, like many artists (the depression had a bit of an impact on them, I believe). He painted in a more regional style, incorporating houses and people in to many of his works. Later on, his palette became even more washed out, and his brush stroke much broader as well.
This is an example of his regionalist style from the 30's and 40's. This was a popular movement depicting more every day scenes into the work of the artist, and was very popular in its day. I find this a nice example of that style. The painting size is 24x34 without the frame, and is in excellent overall condition.
Paul Lauritz Old Farm-Sonora California