John H. Rockwell Portrait of a Black Girl Los Angeles artist c. 1940s

John H. Rockwell Portrait of a Black Girl Los Angeles artist c. 1940s
John H. Rockwell Portrait of a Black Girl Los Angeles artist c. 1940s
John H. Rockwell Portrait of a Black Girl Los Angeles artist c. 1940s

John H. Rockwell Portrait of a Black Girl Los Angeles artist c. 1940s

This painting is an Original Oil Painting on canvas by the Listed Artist John H. It's titled on the back " academic portrait of a Negro girl".

His work can be found on Askart, see bio below. This painting measures 14 inches by 10 inches. In frame 18 3/4 inches by 16 3/4 inches. This painting is in great condition and signed in the lower right. Ready to hang on the wall.

Rockwell's work hardly ever some on the market. Rockwell was a prolific Los Angeles, California based Impressionist painter and palette knife artist. HBe was born in Los Angels on June 5, 1902. When he was very young, Rocky studied with Jose Clemente Orozco in Mexico, and perfected his pallet-knife technique under his tutelage. He was stationed in France during World War II and later studied there, learning the skills of French Impressionism.

Later he lived in a large home with a spacious garden in a Los Angeles Central neighborhood that slowly became an African-American enclave. Rather than move away as many of his white neighbors did, Rocky remained in that district, where he began to paint portraits of his new neighbors. Rocky was perhaps the first white Los Angelino artist to paint African-American subjects. "Rocky, " as he was known to his friends, was represented by the Felix Landau Gallery, at that time the most prominent art gallery in Los Angeles. Landau was the first to mount exhibitions of works by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele on the West Coast, and also sponsored major exhibitions by Henry Moore, Picasso, Francis Bacon, as well as first showings by Los Angeles artists Sam Francis, Paul Wonner, and Richard Diebenkorn.

Rockwell was included in that company. He died in Los Angeles in April 1974.

Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Check out my other items. This year marks 54 years in the antique and art business in the Los Angeles area and at one time Las Vegas and San Rafael, CA. Up until 2006 we had two large stores in Los Angeles, one was in Hancock Park on Larchmont Blvd and the other on Melrose.

My time is spent searching leads and estate sales. My wife and I have held local estate sales for over 30 years and have a very competent staff which helps us. My first love are paintings done in France, 1900 to 1950.

This is called the School of Paris which included artist from around the world who worked and studied in France. I have over 300 such paintings. Many are listed on the Ruby Lane site under our shop name, Larchmont Village Antiques.

My wife's specialty is antique jewelry and has been running our stores since 1981. Always feel free to ask questions and I'll do my best to answer promptly. Please don't pay until I send you an invoice. I give you many examples of scary quotes by them. Rockwell Portrait of a Black Girl Los Angeles artist c.

1940s" is in sale since Friday, March 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "artfinderusa" and is located in Pasadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Japan.
John H. Rockwell Portrait of a Black Girl Los Angeles artist c. 1940s


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