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Oil Pastel Painting- Early California Artist Arthur E. Gompel- Desert Scene
This is an original signed Oil Pastel Painting by Early California Artist Arthur Eduard Gompel. A horizontal scene showing a brilliant Springtime flowering desert, snow-capped mountains and tranquil lake. This painting remains in it's original frame with original glass but missing it's paper liner from the back. The pencil signature is in the bottom left corner. The condition is very good. The frame is sound but has the usual minor paint loss as on most frames of this kind and vintage. Measurements are 19 3/4" X 7 3/4". The colors are striking vibrant and bright, more so than the photos show due to the reflection from the glass when photographing. Arthur Eduard Gompel- born in 1888 in Luxembourg, Germany, emigrated to the United States prior to WWI and enlisted in the Army in 1918. By 1925 he was living in Los Angeles. He moved to New York City in 1936 and then to Eatontown, New Jersey in 1940 and resided there until his death in 1973.
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Margaret Mullich, Grantsville, MD
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