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    ELIZABETH STRONG (American, 1855-1941)
    Hidden Cabin on a Lake
    Oil on canvas
    12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
    Signed lower right: E. Strong

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST

    Born in Westport, Connecticut, Elizabeth Strong moved to Hawaii as a young girl and in 1858 relocated once again with her family to Oakland, California. She began her art studies in San Francisco at the School of Design under Virgil Williams and, during her two years there, won gold and silver medals for her work. In 1879 she sketched on the Monterey Peninsula while sharing a home with her brother Joseph. Through the sales of her pictures of pets of wealthy patrons she was able to save enough money for a lengthy stay in Paris. During her eight years there she pursued additional study with animalier Emil van Marcke. After returning to the U.S., she studied at the Art Students League in New York under William M. Chase (1892-93) and then returned again to Paris where she lived until 1905. While there, she ran a small school of her own and exhibited frequently at the Salon. From Paris, she returned to California and lived in Berkeley until 1920. After settling on the Monterey Peninsula, she was active in the local art scene until her death in Carmel. Since she specialized in paintings of animals (especially bird dogs), she was sometimes called "the Rosa Bonheur of America." In her chosen specialty, landscape was an integral part of her art, and as the present work ably demonstrates, she had mastered that genre as well.


    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas; frame wear along extreme edges; under UV exam, scattered inpainting across sky also visible in natural light and possible minor overpaint/strengthening in weeds. Framed Dimensions 17.5 X 21.75 Inches
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    May, 2014
    10th Saturday
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