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New York Original Oil Painting

New York Original Oil Painting

Regular price £495.00 GBP
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An impressive oil on canvas framed painting of Washington Square Park in Lower Manhattan, New York, on a winter’s day. Circa 1939 to early 1940s by the Swedish artist Ragnar Olson (1884-1949). Silver birch trees feature at the front of the composition, in the far right corner an artist stands at his easel, possibly the artist himself, and a path leads the eye to busy New Yorkers walking thorough the snowy park beneath the iconic Washington Arch and the residential building - 1 Fifth Avenue - which would have been built a decade before the artist painted this scene.

•Oil on canvas
•Circa 1939-early 1940s
•Framed size 30" x 35 1/2” (76cm x 90cm)
•Canvas in very good vintage condition; unlined, untouched.
•Held in a vintage soft toned gilt frame with age related marks and edge losses to the gilt - please see photos. Frame is structually stable. Goteburg frame makers label to reverse.

Notes on the artist:
Ragnar Olson (1884-1949) was an impressionist and early modernist painter born in Sweden in 1884 and later emigrated to America in his late teens. He travelled a number of times by ship between Sweden and America painting iconic New York cityscapes and capturing the architectural and social changes he was witnessing in this new century, he exhibited widely in the 1930s and 1940s and won an award from the NY Salmagundi Art Club before returning to his homeland in 1947.

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