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    Paul Richard Schumann (American, 1876-1946)
    Glowing Waves at Dawn
    Oil on canvas
    20 x 30 inches (50.8 x 76.2 cm)
    Signed lower left: Paul R. Schumann

    PROVENANCE:
    Private collection, San Antonio


    Born in Germany, Schumann first came to Texas in 1881, eventually settling at Galveston. He studied under Galveston ship painter Julius Stockfleth and became a well-known marine painter, although he also painted in central and west Texas and New Mexico. A member of the Southern States Art League, the Texas Fine Arts Association, and the Galveston Art League, Schumann exhibited at the 1910, 1911, and 1912 Cotton Carnival in Galveston. Just as his contemporary Julian Onderdonk immortalized the Texas Hill Country, Paul Schumann captured the beauty and essence of the Texas Coast at the beginning of the twentieth century.

    Schumann also renders the sky in a very distinct way in this painting, allowing the sun to nearly "burn through" the clouds and reflect on the water in a way unique amongst his fishing paintings. As each new example of Schumann's work surfaces, a steady reassessment of his talents is occurring among collectors and Texas art historians. Originally seen simply as a painter of souvenirs for tourists of the Galveston coast, today Schumann's skill in handing the palette knife in particular continues to attract notice.




    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas. Two repairs to the reverse; possible water damage to the reverse; pressure point with pin size loss in the lower left quadrant.
    Framed Dimensions 27 X 37 Inches
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2020
    26th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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