"Gable" Ellwood Graham 1940s Landscape

"Gable" Ellwood Graham 1940s Landscape


Ellwood Graham
Oil on Masonite
20"x16", framed 22.75"x.5"x18.75" 
Signed in paint on lower right and "Gable" on reverse in pencil

Excellent Condition- minor wear consistent with age and history

Biographical data:
Born August 8. 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri. Advanced education. Five Years at Washington University of St. Louis. Received scholarship.
1934 --- Executed paintings for California State Buildings.
1935-36 --- Designed and executed with Gordon Kenneth Grant 1400 foot egg tempera mural for Ventura Post Office.
1937 --- Built studio home in Monterey and painted landscapes of west coast in watercolor for use in Senatorial offices in Washington D.C.
1939 --- Commissioned by group of 16 prominent citizens to travel throughout U.S.A. typifying various sections in oil.
1940 --- Commissioned by author John Steinbeck to paint his portrait while writing "Sea of Cortez" in studio
1941 --- Commissioned by John Steinbeck to create personal record in oil of the Republic of Mexico.
1945 --- Upon honorable discharge from Navy painted and had one-man show in New York City.
1946-51 --- Divided time between New Mexico and Monterey, California.
1952-53 --- Painted throughout the Caribbean.
1954-55 --- Painted in old Mexico.
1956-90 --- Lived and painted in California.
[1990 to present --- lives and paints in Oregon while maintaining ties to Carmel, California.}

During his career to date Graham has given 39 solo exhibitions throughout the United States and Mexico, and participated in innumerable group shows. As a result he has received over sixty awards, nine of them national in scope, sixteen of them covering various sections of the country, and the rest regional or theme in nature. As a further result the following public institutions acquired these paintings for their permanent collections:

Whitney Museum of American Arts, New York City.
"Kinship," oil
"Hyperbole," watercolor

Chicago Art Institute, Chicago
"Emblazonment," oil

Los Angeles Museum of Art
"Guide," oil

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
"Digitalis," oil

DeYoung Museum of San Francisco
"Cameo Caravan," oil

Museum of University of New Mexico at Albuquerque
"Crucifixion of the Artist," oil

San Francisco Museum of Art
"My Story," oil
"Spanish Lace," oil
"Potpourri," watercolor
"Gavotte," oil

San Francisco Art Institute Collection
"Coxcomb," oil

Adelphi University Collection, Garden City, Long Island
"Double Ellipse," oil

Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, California
"Valley Bridge," oil

Brazilian Embassy of Washington, D.C.
"Alameda Way," oil

Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, California
"Mexican Village," oil

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