Erle Loran - 1940 - Beach and industrial scene
Erle Loran – Beach and Industrial Scene
Erle Loran, (1905-1999), was an American painter and educator who painted for the entirety of his adult life.
Loran studied in the US and abroad, at one point living in the former studio of Paul Cezanne, who was a huge influence in Loran’s life and work.
Loran exhibited at many prestigious venues including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the San Francisco Art Museum, the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
As an educator Loran worked for more than 40 years, from 1937 to 1981 as a professor of art at University of California, Berkeley where he influenced many young Bay Area artists. He also authored a book in 1940 titled ‘Cézanne’s Composition’.
Oil on stretched canvas.
Measures 18.5 x 24.5 inches sight size, and 23 x 29 x 2 inches overall.
Signed and dated lower right.
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