Erle Loran - Abstraction
Abstraction by Erle Loran.
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’.
Watercolor on paper.
From the estate of the artist.
11″ x 8.25″ sight size, and 18.25″ x 15.5 overall.
Signed and dated lower right.