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    LAWTON SILAS PARKER (American, 1868-1954)
    Rhododendrons
    Oil on canvas
    21-1/4 x 24-1/4 inches (54.0 x 61.6 cm)
    Signed lower right: Lawton Parker

    PROVENANCE:
    Lexington Trust, Beverly Hills, California.

    A portraitist and landscapist from Michigan, Lawton S. Parker numbered among the Giverny Luminists, a group of early 20th-century American painters who fell under the spell of Claude Monet and worked near his studio. Parker was a committed student and trained at the Art Institute of Chicago, Académie Julian in Paris, Art Students League in New York, and École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His famous instructors included the academics William-Adolphe Bouguereau and Jean-Léon Gérôme and the Impressionists William Merritt Chase and James McNeill Whistler, and his signature style reflected a synthesis of academic, true-to-life coloration and Impressionist fractured brushwork. For example, in the beautiful Rhododendrons, Parker translates the pinks and greens of the flowerbed from colors found in nature, while enlivening the composition with flecked strokes.

    In 1913 Parker became the first American to win the coveted Gold Medal at the Paris Salon. His paintings can be seen at the Art Institute of Chicago and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among other American museums.


    More information about LAWTON SILAS PARKER, also known as Parker, Lawton Silas, Parker, Lawton S., Lawton Silas Parker.

    Condition Report*: Original canvas; very good condition; not examined under black light.
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    15th Tuesday
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