ARTIST: Charles Theller Wilson (California, 1855 - 1920)
NAME: Redwood Trees
MEDIUM: oil on board
CONDITION: 1/2" sctratch (lower right corner). No visible inpaint under UV light. Original frame.
SIGHT SIZE: 18 x 12 inches / 45 x 30 cm
FRAME SIZE: 23 x 17 inches / 57 x 43 cm
SIGNATURE: Lower right
NOTE: Original frame (see Affiliated Auctions, 2011-05-01, Lot 8320).
CATEGORY: antique vintage painting
WARRANTY: 7 days returns accepted if item doesn't match description
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Charles Theller Wilson (California, 1855 - 1920)
Born in San Francisco, CA on Oct. 10, 1855. Wilson first studied painting with his mother, Agnes (California's earliest known woman artist) and later with Jules Tavernier. He lived in his native city until 1900 when he moved north to Eureka. Sketching trips were made to Mexico, Central America and the west coast of South America; however, it is his paintings of the California redwoods which brought him renown. He had a ready market in the East where his works were reproduced by calendar makers with thousands being sold all over the U.S. Many of his paintings were lost in the 1906 earthquake. He produced a set of large paintings for Humboldt County's exhibit at the PPIE.