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Alphonse J. Shelton Original Oil on Board "The Harbor" Well Listed American Artist
This is a wonderful painting, titled on the back "The Harbor", by the well listed American artist Alphonse Joseph Shelton (1905-1976). The painting depicts a New England harbor with fishing boats. It is signed at the lower left corner "A.J. Shelton". The painting is on masonite and measures 12" by 16". The frame is a distressed white washed wood, and measures 18" by 22". There are no damages. Excellent condition. Please note I will be listing another painting by Shelton titled "Lowering Sun".
Here is his biography from askart:
Alphonse J. Shelton was born in Liverpool, England, February 11, 1905, and was naturalized with his parents when they settled in Boston a few years later. He studied at the Museum School of Fine Arts, receiving seven scholarships. Although specializing in portraiture, he soon became intensely interested in the sea and moved to the Maine coast where he lived and painted for more than 25 years.
Several seasons were spent in Winslow Homer's studio at Prout's Neck. Bowdoin College commissioned him to paint Rear Admiral MacMillan's arctic ship, Bowdoin.
In 1962, he returned to Boston as head of the Fine Arts department at the Butera School of Art. Two years later he left the city and came to live in Farmington, New Hampshire.
He has had many national exhibitions and one man show at galleries throughout the East.
Memberships included the Guild of Boston Artists; Grand Central Galleries, New York; Allied Artists of America, New York; Academic Artists, Springfield, Massachusetts; Copley Society of Boston; North Shore Art Association, Gloucester, Massachusetts.
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