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    PAUL RICHARD SCHUMANN (American, 1876-1946)
    Fisherman Shack
    Oil on canvasboard
    8-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches (22.2 x 29.8 cm)
    Signed, titled and inscribed on label verso: Fisherman Shack / Paul R. Schumann / Galveston, Texas.

    Paul Schumann is known as the finest interpreter of the Texas Gulf Coast among the early Texas Impressionist painters. Born in Germany, Schumann came to Galveston, Texas as a child. He studied painting in New York and elsewhere on the East Coast. His Galveston studio was destroyed in the 1900 hurricane, but he rebuilt it on the same site.

    Schumann is well known for impressionistic paintings of boats, recalling the works of Claude Monet. He worked with bright colors and often used a palette knife to add texture and depth to his canvases. Just as his contemporary Julian Onderdonk immortalized the Texas Hill Country, Schumann captured the beauty and essence of the Texas Coast at the beginning of the twentieth century. Fisherman Shack is a special opportunity for collectors. Many of his works focus on boats and fishermen on the water, but in this painting we get a slice of everyday life on the shores of the Gulf Coast of Texas.




    Condition Report*: Possible light surface grime; several small flecks of paint loss in lower right quadrant; there does not appear to be inpainting under UV exam. Framed Dimensions 12.5 X 15.5 Inches
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    May, 2014
    17th Saturday
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