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ARRAH LEE GAUL FLORAL STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING, PETUNIAS

DETAILS:
- ARTIST: Arrah Lee Gaul
- BIRTH: American, (1883-1980)
- TITLE: PETUNIAS
- SIGNED: Arrah Lee Gaul 1938 (lr); Signed, titled, and priced to the verso: (in artist hand) “PETUNIAS” BY Arrah Lee Gaul, Price $300.00 – in black ink.
- MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
- SIZE: 16 x 20 In. (artwork) / 21-1/4 x 24-1/4 In. (framed).
- CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Blacklights absolutely perfectly. No tears, repairs, touchups, or in-paint. Some damage to the frame.

ARTIST BIO:
Earning her living as a portraitist, Arrah Lee Gaul was also an exceptional landscape and seascape painter. She was the granddaughter of John Parkinson Gaul born and raised in Philadelphia and graduated from the Philadelphia High School for girls and the Philadelphia School of Design for Women.

A special influence on her art career was Henry B Snell, whose classes she attended in Brittany and Amalfi. In 1917, she joined a group of women artists who became known as 'The Philadelphia Ten, and in 1918, according to some sources, she married artist-designer Alfred Laurens Brennan, who died three years later. In 1921, she signed her exhibition entries with the last name of Brennan at the Pennsylvania Academy, having used the name of Gaul in the entries of 1912 and 1916.

In 1921, she began teaching at the Philadelphia School of Design and eventually headed its art education department. She traveled extensively and in 1924, she and Jane Peterson (1876-1965) went to Turkey, Greece, and Northern Africa. From 1950 to 1957, she traveled in the Far East and supported herself by selling her paintings.

Her portrait subjects included persons who were wealthy and poor, obscure and famous.

Source:
Schwarz-Philadelphia
Peter Hastings Falk (ed.), Who Was Who in American Art

Condition

Very good to excellent. Blacklights absolutely perfectly. No tears, repairs, touchups, or in-paint. Some damage to the frame.

Starting Bid

$2,000

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ARRAH LEE GAUL FLORAL STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING, PETUNIAS

Estimate $2,550 - $3,330
3d
20h
51m
14s
$2,0000 bids
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