Born in northern B.C., Rod moved to the Okanagan at a young age. The
surrealists influenced his earliest paintings. He then discovered the
works of the impressionist's school which has taken him to his current
artistic interests which include a keen interest in experimenting with
colour and the physical qualities of paint. Tom Thomson and the Group
of Seven have also had a profound influence on his work.
Rod's work is now collected worldwide and he is committed to painting
images that have a strong Canadian cultural influence. Whether this is
expressed through his bold landscapes or his more recent whimsical
images of children at play.
"Morning Pines" 1984 Oil on Board 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" New Custom Frame $1295.00
Luigi Sciocchetti 1878-1961
Born in Ascoli, Piceno, Italy in 1878. After being ordained by the Pope, Reverend Sciocchetti received permission to study art at the Vatican Gallery. Banished from Italy by Mussolini, he immigrated to San Jose, CA in 1925 where he was pastor of the Holy Cross Church for five years. He then retired from the church and moved to San Francisco to devote himself to religious art. Establishing a studio-home at 990 Key Avenue in the Hunters Point area, he produced easel paintings, murals, altar decorations and terra cotta sculpture in the style of the Della Robbias of the Renaissance. He worked in Detroit, MI in the 1940s. Sciocchetti died in San Francisco on May 9, 1961. Exh: Oakland Art Gallery, 1932. In: St Leo's Church, Oakland (lunette over portal); Church of the Immaculate Conception, SF (doorway); Santa Rita Church, Fairfax (Stations of the Cross); St Joseph's Cathedral (San Jose).
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940" Keith, Old Master of California (Brother Cornelius); Oakland Tribune, 5-11-1961 and SF Examiner, 5-10-1961 (obits).
Mission San Xavier Del Bac
Watercolor on paper, signed l.r. L. Sciocchetti.
The mission was founded in 1699 by the Jesuit missionary Eusebio Francisco Kino, who often visited and preached in the area. The original mission church, located about two miles (3 km) away, was vulnerable to Apache attacks who finally destroyed it in about 1770. Charles III of Spain banned all Jesuits from Spanish lands in the Americas in 1767 because of his distrust of the Jesuits. From this time on, San Xavier mission was led by the more pliable and "reliable" Franciscans. The present building was constructed under the direction of Franciscan Fathers Juan Bautista Velderrain and Juan Bautista Llorenz mainly with native labor working from 1783-1797 with a loan of 7,000 pesos and serves the Catholics of the San Xavier District of Tohono O'odham Nation. Unlike the other Spanish missions in Arizona, San Xavier is still actively served by Franciscans, and still serves the Native community by which it was built. The San Xavier church and its Indian converts were protected from Apache raids by the presidio of Tucson, established in 1775.
Image: 7 X 9
Overall: 12 X 14 Conservation framing, acid free backing, wash mount mat with hand drawn French lines.
Gustave Adolph Wiegand
Oil on board, 10 x 14, signed lower left.
Gustave Adolph Wiegand was born in Bremen, Germany, Oct.2, 1870. He died in Old Chatham, NY on Nov. 3, 1957. He was a pupil of Eugene Bracht at the Dresden Royal Academy, and studied with William Merritt Chase in New York. He was a member of the Salmagundi Club, Allied Artists of America, National Arts Club and the New York Society of Painters. From 1900 to 1920 he maintained a cabin/studio at Blue Mountain Lake in upstate New York. This painting could possibly be that locale.
During his career, he won numerous prizes and medals while exhibiting at the National Academy of Design from 1894-1900 (prize 1905), the St. Louis Exposition of 1904 (medal), the Allied Artists of America in 1937 (prize), and Worlds Fair in St. Louis (medal). He also exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cocoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. annual for 1907-1908, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Annual Exhibit 1900-1910, 1916, the Society of Independent Artists in 1917, and the Salons of America
Source: Falk; Who Was Who in American Art
This painting has been refitted into the original frame after conservation cleaning and varnishing.
Glenn S. "Pop" Warner
Glenn Scobey Warner
Born in Springville, NY on April 5, 1871. "Pop" Warner was educated at Cornell University and helped pay his tuition with the sale of his paintings. He was a football coach at the University of Pittsburgh untill 1923. He then moved to California and continued coaching at Stanford University and San Jose State College. In his leisure time he became a skilled painter of landscapes and coastal scenes. He died in Palo Alto, CA on Sept. 7, 1954.
Source: Edan Milton Hughes, Artists in California, 1786-1940
This painting (12"X14") of Foothill Road is dated 1932, which would be the last year of his coaching at Stanford. Looking west to the coastal range, the painting is very accomplished with the handling of light and shadow. The depiction of the Eucalyptus trees is especially good. This painting is a fine example of California Plein Air art. The painting is oil on academy board, is in excellent condition, and retains the original frame. Pop Warner was a fine coach, but also a fine artist.
Glenn S Warner
Foothill Road Woodside
Mary V. Wheelhouse (?-1933) Book Illustration
Mary V. Wheelhouse was a very gifted illustrator who did many books for Louisa May Alcott, Mary Gaskell and Juliana Horatia Ewing. This particular watercolor illustration is for an unknown book. However, there is a caption attached which reads: "The night was uneventful except for a rather startling visit from a peacock, which stood just inside the boys tent and uttered such sounds as only a peacock can." The illustration is in excellent condition and has had conservation framing.
Image: 10 1/2" x 6 1/2" Overall: 19 1/2" x 15 1/2"
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Bear Lake New conservation framing. Rag Mat with French Lines. Acid free backing.