Valencia Shores signed 'A.G. Rider' (lower right) oil on canvas 44 x 50in.
Note: Throughout his career, A.G. Rider spent at least nine summers painting in Europe. He was particularly fond of the Spanish beach community of Valencia. While there he met and worked with the Spanish impressionist Joaquin Sorolla. Sorolla was known to drag large canvases down to the Valencia beaches, tie them down to weather the winds, and paint images on the spot of everyday life along the coast; scenes of fishing boats coming and going, children playing and swimming. Rider, along with other important American impressionist painters, worked side by side with Sorolla painting similar compositions and gleaning as much inspiration from the Spanish master as possible.
Provenance: Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois, 1926