Edward Christiana (1912-1992). “Lobster Pots,” (1958). Oil on canvas, 24 3/4 by 30 1/4 inches; framed: 30 3/4 by 36 inches. Signed and dated on recto (lower right) and verso. The painting is in good condition.
Though Christiana was known as the Painter Laureate of the Mohawk Valley (in central New York State) he painted throughout the US and Canada. This composition was rendered during one of the artist’s several trips to Maine. He graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1933; was inducted into the American Watercolor Society in 1949; and taught at the Munson-Williams-Proctor School of Art from the 1940s until his death in 1992. His inspirations included J. C. Leyendecker, N. C. Wyeth, and John Marin. His oil paintings and watercolors are represented in the Currier Gallery of Art (NH), Worcester Art Museum (MA), and Columbus Museum of Art (OH), among other institutions.
“Lobster Pots” was exhibited at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute of Art, Utica, NY.
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