DescriptionALEXANDER JOHN DRYSDALE (American, 1870-1934)
Oil wash on board
Signed lower right: A.J. Drysdale
19-1/2 x 29-1/2 inches (49.5 x 74.9 cm)
Painter known for Tonalist landscapes of Southern marshes, bayous, and moss laden trees. Drysdale began his studies at the Southern Art Union in New Orleans. From there, he moved to New York City to study under Robert Henri, George Inness, and William Merritt Chase at the Art Students League. Upon his return to New Orleans, he settled into his characteristic style. Drysdale developed his own technique to convey the hazy depths of the Louisiana bayou region by diluting oil paint in kerosene and applying it to board with cotton balls and brushes.
Overall in excellent condition. Not examined outside frame.
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