Fremont Ellis -Santa Isabella Creek

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Fremont Ellis -Santa Isabella Creek
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This item SOLD at 2018 Apr 07 @ 14:49UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Santa Isabella Creek
Artist: Fremont Ellis
Date of Birth: 1897-1985
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 20 x 24 inches
Signed: Signed lower left and dated 72
Verso: Titled verso
Frame/Outer Dim: 30 x 27
You can imagine, and almost see, Fremont Ellis’s brush, in his hand, pushing paint around to create sensations of color, light and texture rather than line and shape. The best known of Los Cincos Pintores–Santa Fe’s answer to the Taos Founders–Ellis was virtually self-taught–he had been an optometrist and photographer, occupations that influenced his artistic vision–and had a reputation as a loner among the typically gregarious New Mexico artists. Santa Isabella Creek is a model of Ellis’s romantic, electric vision. Fall yellow aspens shimmer in the sun, flanking the creek as it tumbles from one current-rounded boulder to another. The fallen aspen bridges the two stands of trees, suggesting the passage of time, and the passage from one season and state of being to another.
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