Notes: The 1920s and 1930s marked an important period in the career of Millard Sheets when the artist's locally celebrated regionalist style began to receive national attention. The present painting is a rare example from this period, painted in oil, and depicts the artist's typical focus on local California figures engaging in daily activity. Janet Blake writes of this period in 'A Tapestry of Life: The World of Millard Sheets': ''These early paintings from about 1926 to 1930, are created with a modified impressionistic style - gestural brushwork and vibrant color'' (J. Blake, ''A Tapestry of Life: The World of Millard Sheets'', The Millard Sheets Center for the Arts at Fairplex, Pomona, CA, 2007, p. 11)
Condition: Visual: Generally good condition, stable craquelure throughout. Blacklight: Scattered touch-up throughout the background and some spots around the figures, largest area of touch-up measures 4'' x 1'' along the center right edge. Your bid indicates acceptance of our Conditions of Sale. AS-IS. ALL SALES FINAL.
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