Viola French, Listed California, Mid Century Houses In A Country Landscape, Oil
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Viola French, Listed California, Mid Century Houses In A Country Landscape, Oil:
VIOLA SMITH FRENCH (Listed California artist 1896-1978- author of one of Walter Foster's How to Paint Books). Houses in a Country Landscape, 16" x 20" oil on canvas (framed size: 19-1/2" x 23-1/2") signed lower right.
Biography from the Archives of askART
Born in Kentucky on Dec. 10, 1896. By the 1920s Mrs. French had moved to southern California. While working in Los Angeles she authored one of Walter Foster's "How to Paint" books. She died in Laguna Hills, CA on March 4, 1978. Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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