|Artist: ||Richard Blossom Farley|
|Title: ||Beach on the New Jersey Shore|
|Media: ||Oil on panel, 6 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches|
From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Baum
Richard Blossom Farley was born in Poultney, Vermont, and attended the New Jersey State Model School in Trenton and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he sporadically exhibited from 1902 until 1931. Among his teachers were James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), William Merritt Chase (1849–1916), and Cecilia Beaux (1855–1942). Farley also exhibited at the Philadelphia Art Club in 1912 and 1913, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., in 1914, St. Botolph's Club in Boston, and at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. He was a member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, the Art Alliance in Philadelphia, and the American Federation of Arts and the Salmagundi Club in New York. He began his career as a portraitist, but around 1912 (the year he lived in Trenton); he began to specialize in seascapes.
This painting is an excellent example of Farley's highly distinctive decorative style, with its emphasis on heavily textured surfaces. The blossom emblem that the artist often placed within his signature is an allusion to his middle name.
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|Price: ||Price upon request|
|Inventory: ||RS 6679|
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|Category: ||•a:Americanlandscape•twentieth century•a:American•|