ELWOOD JAMES FORDHAM (American, 1913-1981)
    Two Irises
    Oil on board
    21 x 16-1/2 inches (53.3 x 41.9 cm)
    Signed and inscribed on card attached verso: Dear Al: Here is the information re: Two Iris / as it was taken from the 1940 catalogue./ Two Iris (Stanley Newbold Barbee Purchase Award) / Ptg #19 (Elwood J Fordham) / first Annual Exhibition Los Angeles County / Museum-1940- 15 May-25 June- / Wed 23 Aug. 1972 / Sorry for the long delay from last year - / Please let me know by an ever so brief note that / you received this card, that I may know you have / finally received the information - yours truly- / Elwood F.

    Dr. and Mrs. Robert Lieberman, Winter Park, FL.

    First Annual Exhibition Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, May 15th - June 25th 1940, no.19, awarded first prize (label verso).

    Elwood Fordham was a student of Thomas Hart Benton during the latter's tenure at the Kansas City Art Institute (1935-1941).

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    In good condition. Framed to an overall size of 24 x 18 in.

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