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    JONAS JOSEPH LAVALLEY (American 1858-1930)
    Under Summer Skies, c. 1900
    Oil on canvas
    18in. x 10in.
    Signed lower right: J.J. La Valley
    This painting retains its original frame with plaque inscribed: Under Summer Skies/ J.J. La Valley

    Jonas Joseph LaValley was born in 1858 in Rouses Point, New York. He spent his youth on the family farm and later worked in the cotton mills of Chicopee and Springfield, Massachusetts. LaValley studied with Willis Seaver Adams, Edmund Case and George Newell Bowers. By 1899 he opened a studio on Main Street in Springfield, and devoted himself exclusively to painting. LaValley enjoyed a successful career selling his paintings in Boston, Springfield, and New York City. He later purchased a home in Westfield, Massachusetts at the base of Mount Tekoa, where he spent his summers painting landscapes, and winters painting still lifes. LaValley was a co-founder of the Springfield Art League along with Harriet Lumis, and in 1918 was elected its first president.


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