VINTAGE IMPRESSIONISTIC LANDSCAPE SERIGRAPH OIL PAINTING BY DUNCAN GLEASON IN THE STYLE OF MAXFIELD PARRISH. 24 5/8 high by 37 ½ wide.The painting itself, inside the frame, is an original serigraph on board by Van-Ton Studios in Los Angeles and measures approximately 20 ½ high by 33 5/8 wide. Original vintage silkscreen / serigraph / multi-layer screenprint by the artist.
Facsimile in Oil in very small letters just underneath and slightly to the right of the signature. Writer, artist, etcher, champion gymnast & lecturer.
Gleason was a native of California, born in Watsonville, in 1881. He was known for his landscape and marine paintings of San Pedro Harbor on the California coast. He also wrote and illustrated several books on California maritime history.
Gleason was raised in Los Angeles, California and was working for the Union Engraving Company when he was only fourteen years old. He was skilled at drawing and sketching and took his first art training at the University of Southern California as a pupil of Lees Judson.
Gleason then moved north to San Francisco to attend the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art. While going to school he worked for the Sunset Engraving Company as a commercial artist.
He studied in Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago and from 1900 to 1901, took lessons from Frank DuMond at the Art Students League in New York City. He supported himself as a commercial artist. He stayed in New York for ten years before returning to Los Angeles in 1910.He exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1924), the California Palace of the Legion of Honor (1945) and the Golden Gate International Exposition (1939). He painted murals in the Hotel Clark and for Gardena high school (Los Angeles). A member of many art guilds, Gleason exhibited widely at the National Academy of Design; California Art Club, Santa Monica Art Association; Academy of Western Painters and Los Angeles Painters & Sculptors Club. He acted as advisory board member to the Los Angeles Art Commission as well. He was active in World War II as an ensign in the coast guard reserve and was promoted to the position of vice-commodore. Both his grandfather and great-uncle were mariners.
This experience is reflected in Gleason's familiarity with ships & sea. His 20th century life and careers are as full of color as his remarkable marine and landscape paintings.
When he wasn't pursuing a career in art, Gleason was training as a championship gymnast. He won the International Championships eleven times on the Rings. Gleason was also an author and illustrator of two books he wrote about the California coast.Later in life he worked for the MGM and Warner Brothers Studios in Los Angeles. Gleason died in Glendale, California on March 9, 1959.
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