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    ROLLA SIMS TAYLOR (American, 1872-1970)
    Canoeing on the River
    Oil on canvas board
    12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
    Signed lower left: Rolla Taylor

    Born in Galveston, Taylor began painting in 1890 and moved to San Antonio the following year. He studied with Robert Onderdonk and Jose Arpa, and was later influenced by Julian Onderdonk. He also received a law degree from the Cuero Institute, Cuero, Texas. Taylor was a charter member of the Coppini Academy of Fine Arts and a member of the Texas Fine Arts Association. He exhibited in the 1910 Cotton Carnival and the San Antonio competitions. During his career, Taylor painted a number of scenes of the San Antonio River, often including its bridges. Yet, Canoeing on the River is a fairly rare example, as it includes figures and has a slight stylization leaning toward Regionalism, something rather unusual in Taylor's oeuvre.


    Condition Report*: Light surface grime; linear craquelure on the upper edge and minor areas throughout; small abrasion with paint-loss on the lower right corner; minor point of flaking under right staircase underneath bridge; otherwise in good condition. Framed Dimensions 17.5 X 21.5 Inches
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