Three Fishing Boats, 1925 signed and dated 'Gile 25' (lower left) watercolor on paper 11 x 13in overall: 21 1/4 x 22 1/2in
PROVENANCE: Collection of Robert H. Aichele, Sacramento, California
EXHIBITED: Walnut Creek, Civic Arts Gallery, A Feast for the Eyes, The Paintings of Selden Connor Gile, June 9 - July 10, 1983, no. 75.
LITERATURE: Nelson-Rees, Walter A. and St. John, Terry N., A Feast for the Eyes, The Paintings of Selden Connor Gile, Walnut Creek, 1983, no. 75.
Two San Francisco exhibitions became major influences on the Six. The Civic Auditorium held an exhibition of contemporary French art in 1923, followed by the California Palace of the Legion of Honor's Inaugural Exposition of French Art in 192425. These shows helped cultivate an interest in the choppy plein-air brushwork of the Impressionists and the bright colors of the Fauves, which can be seen quite vividly in Three Fishing Boats.