Artist Frank Stanley Herring (1894-1966 )
Medium Watercolor on paper 22"x28" (image size)
Frank Stanley Herring was born in Pennsylvania, and established himself as a painter in New York City after having studied art in Chicago. Shortly after marrying in the early 1920’s, Herring began teaching at the Grand Central Art School in the winters while spending summers in North Carolina. In 1946 Herring and his wife helped establish the Burnsville Painting Classes. Located in the old Mount Mitchell's Boys camp in Burnsville, N.C., the school grew to national recognition over a 20 year period, continuing until 1966 when Herring died. Herring became known primarily for his water color portraits of blacks in the South.
Artist James Scott (1889- )
Medium Oil on board 12"x16" (image size)
Little is known about the life of artist James Scott. He was born in Wisconsin but spent most of his career in New York. This iconic southern theme of magnolias in a vase was a common depiction among both southern and non-southern artists who wished to capture one of the region's most beautiful floral motifs. Titled on the verso, An Evening with the Vase, suggests the artist was using the motif to sharpen his skills or technique. A nice modernist rendition of a southern favorite. It comes in the original Arts & Crafts frame.
Artist Freda Widder Ledford (1894-1959)
Year ca. 1940s
Medium Watercolor on paper 16"x22" (image size)
Freda Widder Ledford was born in Harrisburg, PA and became an instructor at the Harrisburg Art Institute where she specialized in flower paintings in oils, watercolors, and pastels. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts under Hugh Breckenridge, Daniel Garber, and Philip Hale. She was awarded the Widmer scholarship and the Thouron Prize. Mrs. Ledford relocated to Asheville, North Carolina in the 1940s and remained there until her death in 1959. She is buried in Lewis Memorial Park in Buncombe County, North Carolina.
Artist Mabel Dunn White (1902- )
Medium Oil on board 16"x20" (board size)
Mabel Dunn White was born in Greenville, South Carolina but lived in Florida for many years. The circumstances of her life are unknown but her floral still lifes can be found on the market from time to time in the south.
Artist Hobson Lafayette Pittman (1899-1972)
Medium Watercolor on paper 16.75"x22.5" (canvas size)
Price Price upon request
Born in rural Edgecombe County NC in 1899, Pittman showed artistic promise at a very early age and was encouraged to pursue his creative talent by his first art instructor, Molly Rouse. From 1921 to 1922 he attended Pennsylvania State College and attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1925, continuing his studies at Columbia University. From 1920 to 1931 he spent his summers in the art colony at Woodstock, N.Y., where he studied chiefly with Albert Heckman. Critics of Pittman's work use the words poetic, romantic, Victorian, stage setting. or southern to describe his paintings.
Artist Ida Jolly Crawley (1867-1946)
Medium Oil on canvas 15"x23" (image size)
Price Price upon request
Ida Jolly Crawley was born in Pond Creek, Tennessee. In addition to being an artist, she was also a writer, lecturer, and amateur anthropologist. She founded the Crawley Museum of Art and Archaeology in her home on Park Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina. She studied at the Corcoran Art School in Washington, D.C. and in Germany and Paris. In 1904 exhibited her work at the Appalachian Exposition in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she won a gold medal. She painted landscapes, large still lifes and genre scenes.
Artist E.F. Scott (dates unknown)
Medium Oil on board 20"x24" (board size)
Ms. E.F. Scott was an artist from Atlanta, Georgia and had an affiliation with Agnes Scott College during the 1940s. Her life circumstances are unknown.