Lawrence Mazzanovich (1871 - 1959) "Afternoon" Oil on canvas painting. Signed lower left. Sight Size: 21 x 25 in. Landscape painter, Lawrence Mazzanovich was born in 1872 at sea off the coast of California. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and later at the Art Student's League of New York. Traveling abroad, he visited Paris and Fontainebleau, where he must have encountered impressionism and almost certainly saw the late works of Monet. He exhibited in the Beaux Arts in 1900. In March of 1911, W. Scott Thurber Gallery in Chicago announced an exhibition of works by Mazzanovich. A third exhibition was held in 1912. While in Chicago Mazzanovich was an instructor at the Holme School of Illustration, along with school owner John Francis Holme, J. C. Leyendecker, Edgar Spier Cameron and Frederick J. Mulhaupt. ("Art", Chicago Times-Herald, 6/4/1899). In 1913 Mazzanovich exhibited at the Macbeth Gallery in New York. In 1915 he exhibited again at Thurber's Gallery, and in 1916 at the O'Brien Gallery in Chicago. Memberships: National Arts Club, American Federation of Art, Salmagundi Club.