VTG SIGNED ORIG OIL PAINTING LANDSCAPE BY AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST IVAN SUMMERS. According to AskArt, Ivan F. Born in Illinois, Summers studied at the St. His summer studies in Woodstock began around 1913, and he was able to finance his early years through commissions for World War I officers' portraits and medical journal illustrations.
By 1918 Summers was a member of the Salmagundi Club and moved to New Hope, Pennsylvania. He soon bought property in Woodstock, where he settled and married artist Theresa Jessel Jones in 1920. Summers became an instructor and by 1930-31, the Director at the ASL's Summer School at Woodstock, with winter visits to Florida and teaching positions also at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1925 and the Charleston SC Art School in 1926-27. In 1932 Summers was selected as a WPA artist, creating for that program a portfolio of etchings of historical landmarks including the New York State Senate House "Old Stone Building", with solo exhibition of his works at Schwarz Galleries.
One of his Woodstock snow scenes was chosen for a cover of the. And several etchings were featured by Hallmark. Another major commissions in the early thirties involved the interior decoration of the Boston-based luxury ocean liner "Matsonia", with Paul Arndt. Summers expanded his circle to include fellow artists working along the east coast from Cape Cod and Cape Ann to Maine in the summer months through the 1930s and'40s.
He especially favored Rockport and Gloucester, even renting Emile Gruppe's studio in Gloucester regularly. Winter months in those years offered opportunities for more extended travels, with painting trips to Taos, New Mexico, in 1937 and to the California coast in 1938. Throughout World War Summers continued to find financial support through his mastery of draftsmanship, completing more than ten textbooks of medical illustrations. By contrast with this meticulous work, his painting style nevertheless kept evolving according to his individual Impressionist perceptions, with swift broad brush strokes, bright colors, harmonious proportion of shapes and intense effects of light.
By the 1950's Summers was painting mainly in New York and New England again. A major retrospective exhibition of his work was presented in 1989 at Kollar & Davidson in Seattle, Washington. The unframed oil on board painting offered here is a beautifully austere example of Summerss winter landscape work, and most likely depicts the town of Woodstock. Titled A Cold Day, the painting depicts a frozen stream (perhaps Saw Kill Creek) winding its way between a stand of bare trees and a group of buildings beneath a slate-gray sky.
Summerss genius is clearly evident in his ability to convey a palpable sense of cold in the palette of the painting and the broad brushstrokes. The painting is clearly signed in the lower right, and again beneath the title of the painting written in pen on a label for the Salmagundi Club Thumb-box Exhibition.
The Thumb-box Exhibition, which was specifically designed to feature smaller works by prominent artists, is the longest running continuous exhibition of. Works in the United States, and has been held continuously since 1908. An article about the 1929 Thumb-box show, which was published in.
Newspaper on September 22 of that year, specifically mentions a very effective. Winter scene by Summers, so it is highly likely that the painting offered here is that painting.The painting measures approximately 10 x 12, and while there are some small chips along the edge of the painting, the overall condition of the painting is very good, although a light cleaning would help to remove some surface dirt that has accumulated over the decades. This is a wonderfully evocative painting by a very significant and highly collectable American Impressionist of the first half of the 20. The item "VTG SIGNED ORIG OIL PAINTING LANDSCAPE BY AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST IVAN SUMMERS" is in sale since Tuesday, August 30, 2016. This item is in the category "Art\Art from Dealers & Resellers\Paintings".
The seller is "kiptain62" and is located in Delaware, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, ZA, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, HN, JM, AG, AW, BZ, DM, GD, KN, LC, MS, TC, BB, BD, BM, BN, BO, EC, EG, GF, GG, GI, GP, IS, JE, JO, KH, KY, LI, LK, LU, MC, MO, MQ, MV, NI, OM, PE, PK, PY, RE.: Signed