Dating at the high musuem of art
Ferdinand Kaufman was a highly respected member of the Laguna Beach Art Association, the Pasadena Art Institute, and the North Shore Art Association.
Born in Germany, he emigrated to the United States as a teenager, then returned to Europe to study painting in Paris for six years with French masters Laurens, Bougereau, Constant, and Manet.
Kaufman lower right, title inscribed by the artist on the stretcher bar.
circa early 1930’s, highly likely a plein air view painted on location.
The Moreno valley in northestern New Mexico is in proximity to Angel Fire and was the scene of a roaring gold mining boom.
A rare and historically significant 1875 watercolor of Pikes Peak and early Manitou Springs by the English born painter and Colorado Springs’s first resident artist, Walter Paris ((1842-1906), watercolor on paper 7 3/4” by 11 3/4” sight, signed lower right “W Paris, 1875.” Please consult my blog concerning the painting and Mr Paris on the the homepage, lower left. 38 star American Flag, commemorating the admission of Colorado to the union on July 4, 1877. Basket dance at the Hopi village of old Oraibi, Arizona, ca.
Chamita New Mexico is in Rio Arriba county approximately 27 miles north and west of Espanola, between US 285 andf NM 68, and virtually contiguous to the northern border of the San Juan Pueblo.
If you have your eyes on at all, the raw power of the large impasto, restrained just enough, to be a cohesive image, is almost startling in its success. Kaufman’s few extant Colorado paintings are distinguished by dramatic lightning effects ,painterliness, and thick, impastoed brushwork. Vintage 22k gilt carved picture frame Church at Ranchos de Taos, oil on board 12" x 16"signed “Frank Meyers, 1927,”lower left.Butler lived periodically in both Pasadena and Santa Barbara in the first quarter of the 20th century, painted extensively in both California and Arizona, and in 1920 took a pack trip with his family through Yellowstone where he made numerous watercolor sketches.Returning East, he had a one man exhibition of his Yellowstone paintings at New York’s Century Club which received much praise.Moylan’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, the University of New Mexico Museum, the Arizona State University Art Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, The University of Oklahoma, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and Penrose Library, Colorado Springs.Navajo Women Cooking, watercolor on rag paper signed lower left Moylan, titled in ink and signed verso Lloyd Moylan, 1942 “Across Moreno Valley,” a rare oil painting, oil on canvas 24”x36,”Signed Kloss lower right, titled verso.