Redwood Estates, Los Gatos, Original Vintage Painting For Advertising Sign 1920s. For your consideration a vintage advertising painting for Redwood Estates. It was painted by Foster and Kleiser art studio, specializing in outdoor advertising.
Notable artist employed by them were Maynard Dixon and Maurice Del Mue. This is an original painting that would have been used as an example to create larger signs. I don't know if the signs were produced.
Painted in the 1920s advertising Redwood Estates located in the Los Gatos, San Jose California area, off of the Santa Cruz highway. There is a lot of history about this real estate development. It had a 15 foot Dutch windmill at its entrance. Measures 11" by 40" and with the custom solid oak frame 15" by 44". The painting is in good condition with minor scratches and discoloration.
The frame is in good condition with no issues. The painting has a Foster and Kleiser label on the back. There are no artist signatures that I can find. Foster & Kleiser was an American advertising company founded in 1901 that grew into the "west coast's leading billboard company".
Among its notable employees was Maynard Dixon who credited his five years spent as a billboard painter at the company with helping prepare him as a muralist. Another notable employee was Maurice Del Mue.
In the 1970s, many of the iconic billboards advertising new rock acts on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip were hand-painted by Foster & Kleiser artists, who worked from a "space the size of an airplane hangar". This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "paul10" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.