"Sunflowers on Bald Butte" original oil painting. Not dated but probably from the early 1920s.Born in Kent, England, in 1886 & trained at the King Charles School of Art, Percy Manser immigrated to Canada in his early 20s. Moved to Hood River, Oregon in 1917 to begin life as an orchardist. Manser also established himself as a landscape artist in the. His artwork would bring him regional & national fame, particularly because of his memorable paintings of the Mt Hood. Percy Manser first exhibited his artwork at local county fairs and then at the Oregon State Fair in 1925.
That year also marked his participation in a benefit for Hood River's community hospital, which featured 22 of his oil paintings, mostly landscapes of the region. Over time, he painted murals for numerous local public buildings. Beginning in 1934, Manser also participated in the federal WPA program.
He was a member of the Oregon Society of Artists. & exhibited with them regularly, often winning awards.
He also entered his work in the regional annual shows at the Portland. Art Museum & the Seattle Art Museum. During the 1930s, he exhibited with the American Artists Professional League, & he was one of six artists selected for the National Exhibition of American Art in New York in 1936. Perhaps his most enduring partnership was with Maryhill Museum, who presented Mansers work in several one-person exhibitions from 1941 to 1956 & most recently in 2008. Manser's career spanned sixty years and is still considered one of the outstanding regional artists of his time.
Unframed, painted on heavy board. Measures about 8 3/4 x 12. Good, as-found antique condition - there is some paint loss, some wear/dirt/discoloration to the paint, board has some overall wear (back & edges), there is some paper backing that is mostly worn off. Please view ALL photos (and use zoom feature) for details & condition. The item "PERCY MANSER signed vtg painting OREGON Northwest Oil antique Plein Air landscap" is in sale since Saturday, March 2, 2019.
This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "dzpearl" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.