Hanson Duvall Puthuff

1875-1972, Corona Del Mar, CA

"Placid bay" (Southern California coastal), 1907

Oil on canvas
Signed and possibly dated '07 lower left: H. Puthuff; signed again and titled on the stretcher
20.25" H x 32.25" W

  • Provenance: Property from a Private Southern California Estate
  • Notes: A native of Missouri, and a student of the Art Institute of Chicago, Hanson Puthuff moved to the Los Angeles area in 1903. Initially, he worked as a sign painter and muralist - a job that he held for over twenty years. Puthuff began sketching and painting during his free time, and in 1915 he received two silver medals for paintings that he exhibited at the Panama-California Exposition held in 1915.

    Puthuff began devoting himself solely to his own artistic projects in 1926. He frequently traveled with the artist Edgar Payne, and the paintings made by both artists in Canyon de Chelley, Arizona are highly regarded by critics and collectors today. Puthuff was instrumental in the establishment of the California Art Club and the Art Students League of Los Angeles. Today, Puthuff is remembered as a classic Californian Plein Art artist whose work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States.
  • Condition: Visual: Stretcher bar creases along all four edges. A 1.5" line of paint loss in the upper center with another pea-sized loss in the extreme upper right corner. With other minor scattered losses througout. Stable craquelure throughout. Surface dirt and grime with yellowing varnish througout.

    Blacklight: No evidence of restoration.

    Frame: 27.5" H x 39.5" W x 3" D

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