(Cove - California) by Henry Varnum Poor

(Cove - California) by Henry Varnum Poor

(Cove - California)

Henry Varnum Poor

Title

(Cove - California)

 
Artist
Year
1912  
Technique
oil on canvas 
Image Size
18 x 23 1/4"  
Signature
paint, lower left 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
dated, lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
canvas 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
14375 
Price
$7,000.00 
Description

Henry Varnum Poor graduated from Stanford Univesity in Palo Alto, California in 1906, returning to teach in 1911-18. This early oil painting of California is from that early, tonalist period, influenced by his training at the Slade School in London.

George Meredith in “Art and Soul: Henry Varnum Poor” in Modernism Magazine, Spring 2003 states: “Poor was knocked out by what he saw (at London's Grafton Gallery exhibition of 1910, “Monet and the Post-Impressionists” …..and the influence of Cezanne and Matisse, in particular is apparent in much of his work from then on….In notes he scribbled at the show, his admiration is clear: “Paul Gauguin…Dark grey blue sky…dark raw greens…vermilions…things outlined…design perfect….Deep greens….Values perfect.” He also excelled as a ceramicist, muralist, architect and teacher.

For more information on Varnum Poor see our Biography above.